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Axe shaft

Round handle with three groves for inserting axe blade; one with copper stains. Around each groove are the marks of the cords which bound the axe heads to the handle.

Provenance

From Egypt. Sheikh Farag S.F.178

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian,

Findspot

Egypt

Dimensions

Length = 72.5 cm

Accession Number

13.5580

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Warfare, hunting, & fishing, Axes, Maces, Clubs