Middle Kingdom

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 109

Most of the stone and wood objects displayed in this exhibition were created with simple tools such as this mallet and chisel. Middle Kingdom artists relied on copper or bronze, as they did not possess the technology to manufacture harder metals. Other tools used by ancient Egyptian stoneworkers included metal saws, stone drills, and hard-stone pounders.

Mallet, Wood

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Chisel (27.3.12) and mallet (24.1.76).