About this object

A wooden hoe, with leaf-shaped blade pierced with two holes, attached to a curved handle. After the inundation of the Nile land was ploughed in preparation for sowing crops. A hoe was used to break up the earth. This was a tool used by the everyday people of the Nile Valley.

Recorded as being "found at Sedment el Gebel" in the MacGregor collection sale catalogue; and 'found at Shem-el-Gebel" on the Wellcome colleciton record card.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Tools
  • Culture
    Middle Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Sedment
  • Date made
    2055 BC - 1773 BC about
  • Materials
    Wood
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Trustees of the Wellcome Collection
  • Collector
    William MacGregor
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Sedment
  • Date collected
    1922 before
  • Measurements
    415 mm x 267 mm x 122 mm
  • Related people
    William MacGregor (Collector, previous owner); Wellcome Historical Medical Museum (Previous owner)

Explore related

Publications

  • Catalogue of the MacGregor Collection of Egyptian Antiquities (Sotheby's 26 June - 6 July 1922)

    Newberry, Percy

    Author: Newberry, Percy
    Publisher: Sotheby's
    Date: 1922
    Description: Professor Percy Newberry was very familiar with MacGregor's collection and produced the text for Sotheby's catalogue. There is useful detail, such as where the objects were collected and some photographs.

Events

  • Sotheby's Auction House Sale of the MacGregor Collection 26 June - 6 July 1922

    Start date: 1922-06-26
    End date: 1922-06-26
    Description: Sale of Revd. William MacGregor's collection of Egyptian antiquities.

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Wellcome Historical Medical Museum

    Owned from: 1922
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1971
    Disposal method: Donation
  • William MacGregor

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1922
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
No media found
Have 20 place tagsPage load time: 154 ms