About this object

Semicircular shaped axe head. Smoothed to an edge on the cutting side. Straight side left blunt for hafting. Marked in red ink: 14053 AV/.

Most probably purchased at Sotheby's 23 November 1920.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Weapon
  • Culture
    Middle Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    2055 BC - 1650 BC
  • Materials
    Bronze
  • 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
    1920 before
  • Measurements
    140 mm x 135 mm
  • Related people

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