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brush

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    EA41186

  • Description

    Thick paint-brush made from fine fibres of vegetal material (not identified) held together by twists of a thin rope (also of vegetal material). The brush end is stained with red pigment.

  • Culture/period

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  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Width: 4.2 centimetres
    • Length: 10.5 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    For a range of brushes from Deir el-Medina, including forms similar to EA 41186, see Les artistes de pharaon (exhibition catalogue, Paris, 2002), 201 [151]

    The brush comes from Naville's excavations in the 11th dynasty temple at Deir el-Bahri, during which much later material (particularly of New Kingdom date, but also as late as the 8th century AD) was recovered. See Naville, The XIth dynasty temple at Deir el-Bahari, Part III (London, 1913), 18-19.

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  • Location

    On display: G61/dc3

  • Condition

    good

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1904

  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

  • BM/Big number

    EA41186

  • Registration number

    1904,1008.286

Thick paint-brush made from fine fibres of vegetal material (not identified) held together by twists of a thin rope (also of vegetal material). The brush end is stained with red pigment.

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