About this object

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Late Period or Modern
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    After 664 BC
  • Materials
    Metal; Wood
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Trustees of the Wellcome Collection
  • Collector
    Henry Solomon Wellcome
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    early 1900s
  • Measurements
    238 mm x 36 mm x 30 mm
  • Note
    Iron used in tools such as this chisel appeared at about 650 BC and after.
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