Handle from a model axe

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 11 – early Dynasty
2010–1961 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 10, shaft A (Djehutynakht)

Dimensions

Length: 27.1 cm (10 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.16692

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools and equipment

One of eight handles from model axes, grooved lengthwise at one end for insertion of blade; black coloration at the same end possibly if from a decayed string or fastener.

Provenance

From Deir el-Bersha, tomb 10, shaft A (tomb of Djehutynakht). May 1915: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: March 1, 1921)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition