Model Shield, Spear Case, and Spears
- Middle Kingdom
- Dynasty 12
- ca. 1981–1802 B.C.
- From Egypt, Middle Egypt, Asyut (Lykopolis), Khashaba excavations
- Wood, stucco, paint
- h. 71.5 cm (28.1/8 in); w. 42.2 cm (16 5/8 in)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of Edward S. Harkness, 1917
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Egyptian soldiers going into battle carried spears and protected themselves with shields. This model shield, a model spear case, and seven model spears are faithful reproductions of Egyptian military equipment. The shield is painted to imitate cow-hide reinforced at the edges with a strip of rawhide, here indicated in red paint.