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One-half of hammer of blue-black igneous rock; split vertically during use, shallow groove about 4 cm wide for binding with cord or hide to handle round middle, one end covered with abrasions filled with white matter, probably limestone from being hammered against material of shaft or other part during construction of mastaba. Illustration: Yes. Illustration scale: 1:1


  • ID
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Classification
    Tools & equipment-Woodworking and stoneworking
  • Findspot
    Pit G 4340 A, debris in shaft
  • Material
  • Dimensions
    Width: 8.3 cm Length: 11 cm
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA accession number: 13.5597
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
  • Date of Register Entry
  • Problems/Questions
    MFA accession number verified

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 4340

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Unpublished Documents 1

Full Bibliography

  • Reisner, George A. A History of the Giza Necropolis 1. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1942, p. 473.

Photos 2