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Model tools of Perneb

Period:
Old Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 5
Reign:
reign of Isesi–Unis
Date:
ca. 2381–2323 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Memphite Region, Saqqara, Tomb of Perneb, MMA excavations, 1913–14
Medium:
Copper alloy
Credit Line:
Gift of Edward S. Harkness, 1914
Accession Number:
14.7.98
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 100
Among the material found in the debris of Perneb's burial shafts and chamber were these fragmentary metal tools. They represent models of equipment used for woodworking, including small saws, adzes, and chisels.
From Saqqara, purchased from the Egyptian government, 1914.

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