About this object

Semicircular shaped axe head. Smoothed to an edge on the cutting side. Straight side is pierced with ten holes for hafting. Presented to the Wellcome Historical Medical Museum in September 1927 by Prof. Flinders Petrie.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Weapon
  • Culture
    Middle Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    2055 BC - 1650 BC (Dynasty 11 - 13) about
  • Materials
    Metal
  • 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
    1927 before
  • Measurements
    174 mm x 89 mm x 5 mm
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