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Chisel head

Axe head

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. South) Pyr. 24. 1921:excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period or 20th century A.D.(?), 664–643 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe (Beg. South), Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

W:6.7 cm; height to handle: 9.2; height overall 14.0; handle fragment W:2.8; Tk. of axe: ca 2.8 cm

Accession Number

21.12232

Medium or Technique

Iron

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

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