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Battle Ax of Baki

Period:
New Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 18, early
Reign:
reign of Thutmose I–early sole Thutmose III
Date:
ca. 1504–1447 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Asasif, Tomb of Neferkhawet (MMA 729), east chamber, Burial of Baki (III), in coffin, mummy's right, MMA excavations, 1935–36
Medium:
Bronze or copper alloy, wood (with modern restoration), modern rawhide
Dimensions:
L. as restored 55.5 cm (21 7/8 in); w. 16.5 cm (6 1/2 in) L. of blade 13.6 cm (5 3/8 in); w. 9.8 cm (3 7/8 in); th. 1 cm (3/8 in)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1935
Accession Number:
35.3.56
Not on view
This battle axe was found inside the coffin of a man named Baki, whose formal name was Bak-Amun. He was buried in the family tomb of Noferkhawt, who was probably his father or his father-in-law. The handle has been partially restored with modern wood. The rawhide lashing is modern, based on ancient examples.
Excavated by the Egyptian Expedition of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1934–1935. Acquired by the Museum in the division of finds, 1935.

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