Awl card



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A small pointed tool, perhaps used for piercing holes. Thick circular profile tapering to a point. Possibly a tool with which holes can be punctured in a variety of materials, or existing holes can be enlarged; or used for sewing heavy materials, such as leather or canvas. Find number 29/101: Excavated in house U36.34 in the North Suburb, described by the excavator as a, "well preserved, but gloomy house", at Tell el-Amarna during the 1928-9 excavations of the Egypt Exploration Society.