Hammer

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4–5
2575–2323 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Debris above G 7242

Dimensions

Overall: 9 x 13cm (3 9/16 x 5 1/8in.)

Accession Number

27.1550

Medium or Technique

Stone, ferricrete?

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Woodworking and stoneworking

Heavy stone tapered at one end, other end grooved channel for holding or hafting (?).

Provenance

From Giza, debris above G 7242. 1927: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition