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Model drill

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One of a large group of miniature copper tools found in the same intact tomb, this model takes the form of a drill. The surface is corroded and encrusted. The point is dull.

Provenance

From Giza G 2381 A (tomb of Impy). 1912: 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, reign of Neferkara Pepy II, 2246–2152 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Accession Number

12-12-241

Medium or Technique

Copper

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Models