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

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