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Model Ax from a Carpenter's Shop

Period:
Middle Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 12
Reign:
reign of Amenemhat I, early
Date:
ca. 1981–1975 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Southern Asasif, Tomb of Meketre (TT 280, MMA 1101), Serdab, carpenter's shop, tool chest, MMA excavations, 1920
Medium:
Bronze or copper alloy, wood, linen string Wood
Dimensions:
L. of handle 12 cm (4 3/4 in.); W. of blade 3.1 cm (1 1/4 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund and Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1920
Accession Number:
20.3.91
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 106
Excavated by the Egyptian Expedition of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1920. Acquired by the Museum in the division of finds, 1920.

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