About this object

Wooden mallet of the type used by carpenters and stonemasons showing little sign of wear. Marked with the tomb number 86 which the excavator, Flinders Petrie, dated to the Fifth Dynasty.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Tools
  • Culture
    Old Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Deshasheh
  • Date made
    2494 BC - 2345 BC (Dynasty 5)
  • Materials
    Wood
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Committee of the Egypt Exploration Fund, 1897
  • Collector
    Egypt Exploration Society
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Deshasheh
  • Date collected
    1897
  • Measurements
    310 mm x 140 mm x 130 mm
  • Related people
    Egypt Exploration Society (Collector, previous owner); William Matthew Flinders Petrie (Previous owner)

Explore related

Publications

  • Deshasheh 1897

    Petrie, William Matthew Flinders

    Author: Petrie, William Matthew Flinders
    Publisher: Egypt Exploration Fund
    Date: 1898
    Description: Publication of the Egypt Exploration Fund excavations at Deshasheh, directed by Flinders Petrie. With a chapter by F. Ll. Griffith.

Events

  • Egypt Exploration Fund Excavations at Deshasheh, 1896 - 1896

    Start date: 1896-12-12
    End date: 1896-12-12
    Description: Egypt Exploration Fund excavations at Deshasheh, directed by Flinders Petrie, during one winter season 1896-7. The museum provided financial sponsorship and the committee of the Egypt Exploration Fund donated 15 finds which were accessioned on 4 October 1897, accession series 4.10.97.1-15. Bibliography: Flinders Petrie, 'Deshasheh 1897' (London, 1898).

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Egypt Exploration Society

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Division of Finds
    Owned until: 1897-10-04
    Disposal method: Donation
  • William Matthew Flinders Petrie

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Excavated
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Division of Finds
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