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Saw from a model of carpenters (joined to 21.412)

Model saw. Blade of sheet bronze, corroded; handle of wood, with curved grip. Handle split to receive blade. Now attached to 21.412.


From Egypt, Deir-el Bersha. 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. Findspot Information: From Deir-el-Bersha, May 1915.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 11, 2140–1991 B.C.

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Medium or Technique

Bronze, wood


The Ancient World