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Handle from a model axe

One of eight handles from model axes, grooved lengthwise at one end for insertion of blade; black coloration at the same end possibly if from a decayed string or fastener.


From Deir el-Bersha, tomb 10, shaft A (tomb of Djehutynakht). May 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. (Accession Date: March 1, 1921)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 11 – early Dynasty, 2010–1961 B.C.

Object Place for Label


Deir el-Bersha, Egypt


Length: 27.1 cm (10 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tools & equipment