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Compact granite hammer; "necking" so shallow as to be hardly a groove at all, hollow made by abrasion on one side, opposite side smoother, edge blunt.

Details

  • ID
    MFAB_06.1878
  • Department
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Classification
    Tools & equipment-Woodworking and stoneworking
  • Findspot
    Mastaba G 2150
  • Material
    Granite
  • Dimensions
    Height x width:19.5 x 9.5 cm (7 11/16 x 3 3/4 in.)
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
  • Date of Register Entry
    about 2323–2150 B.C.
  • Notes
    This object was excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, but was not recorded in any object register book. Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1906: assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: November 8, 1906)
  • Remarks
    Object not registered (no registration records for 1903-1904-1905-1906).

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 2150

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 1

Full Bibliography

  • Berger, Ernst, Brigitte Müller-Huber, and Lukas Thommen. Der Entwurf des Künstlers: Bildhauerkanon in der Antike und Neuzeit. 2 vols. Basel: Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig, 1992 [to be completed].

Photos 5