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Model chisel? Blade of sheet bronze set (loose) in cylindrical wooden handle with rounded butt. Wooden handle found with predynastic palettes without the bronze blade (unknown location for blade).


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.

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

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The Ancient World


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