Model awl

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 11–Dynasty 12
2010–1961 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 10, pit B

Dimensions

Length: 11.1 cm (4 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.1128

Medium or Technique

Wood, copper

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools and equipment

Model. Sheet bronze blade tapering to point; bent; set in cylindrical wooden handle with rounded butt. Blade corroded; handle damaged by ants.

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 10, pit B. 1915: 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