Model axe blade

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, reign of Neferkara Pepy II
2246–2152 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb of Impy, G 2381 A

Dimensions

Length: 5.1 cm (2 in.)

Accession Number

13.3077

Medium or Technique

Copper

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Models

One of a large group of miniature copper tools found in the same intact tomb, this model takes the form of an axe blade. It is broken into nine fragments. The surface is corroded and encrusted.

Provenance

From Giza, G 2381A (tomb of Impy). 1912: 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: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition