Exhibitions/ Art Object

Model Ax from a Carpenter's Shop

Middle Kingdom
Dynasty 12
reign of Amenemhat I, early
ca. 1981–1975 B.C.
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Southern Asasif, Tomb of Meketre (TT 280, MMA 1101), Serdab, carpenter's shop, tool chest, MMA excavations, 1920
Bronze or copper alloy, wood, linen string Wood
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:
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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