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Handle of a model tool (?)

Broken handle of a model tool (?), with part of bronze tool tied to one end with string wound around handle.

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 10, pit A. 1915: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, May 2, 1915; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt; 1921: received by MFA.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 11 or early Dynasty, 2040–1783 B.C.

Findspot

Deir el-Bersha, Egypt

Dimensions

Length: 8.8 cm (3 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

15-5-20

Medium or Technique

Wood, bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment