Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, reign of Neferkara Pepy II
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb of Impy, G 2381 A
Length: 8.7 cm (3 7/16 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 a chisel. The chisel is broken into two fragments. The surface is corroded and encrusted. The point is sharp.
From Giza, G 2381 A (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