About this object

Wooden staff or sceptre in the form of papyrus reed - jointed staff and head, painted white with red line. Image shows the object broken into three pieces. a new mount to be made in 2017 will hold all three together so it can be mounted upright.

Gardiner's hieroglyphic sign list, S43, and is a symbol of elite culture placed in the burial as a status symbol.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    Middle Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Beni Hasan
  • Date made
    2055 BC - 1773 BC (Dynasty 11 - 12) about
  • Materials
    Paint; Wood; Gesso
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the University of Liverpool, 2000
  • Collector
    Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Beni Hasan
  • Date collected
    1902 - 1904
  • Measurements
    565 mm x 70 mm x 70 mm
  • Note
    John Garstang, ‘The Burial Customs of Ancient Egypt’. London (1907); Ex Univ. Loan no. 732-25? .
  • Related people
Object view = Humanities
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