Awl card



Currently not on display


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. 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.