Model axe blade
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, reign of Neferkara Pepy II
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb of Impy, G 2381 A
Length: 5.4 cm (2 1/8 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. There is a large chip broken off of one of the edges. The surface is corroded and encrusted.
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