Model axe blade
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, reign of Neferkara Pepy II
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb of Impy, G 2381 A
Length: 4.9 cm (1 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
One of a large group of miniature copper tools found in the same intact tomb, this model takes the form of an axe blade. The surface is corroded and encrusted. Some chips are broken off from the edge.
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)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition