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Tool

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 11
2140–1991 B.C.


Dimensions

Overall: 8.3 cm (3 1/4 in.); Handle alone is L=4.9, D=1.5

Accession Number

20.1113

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools and equipment

Model chisel? Blade of sheet bronze set (loose) in cylindrical wooden handle with rounded butt.
Wooden handle found with predynastic palettes without the bronze blade (unknown location for blade).

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir-el Bersha. 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.

Findspot Information: From Deir-el-Bersha, May 1915.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition