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. Wellcome Historical Medical Museum accession no. 15383. Purchased at Sotheby's, London, 26 June - 3 July 1922 (MacGregor collection) Lot 612/3 " A wooden Hoe, with leaf-shaped blade attached to a curved handle, the blade 11 1/2 in. long by 5 in. wide, the handle 19 in. long; also the leaf-blade of a second Hoe; and a Shovel used for winnowing grain, the wide blade continuing straight along the handle on one side, rare, 14 3/4 in. long by 4 7/8 in. wide; the hoes found at Sedment el Gebel".