Hoe

1973.1.540

On display

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 collection record card.