About this object

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)

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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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