Wooden mallet of the type used by carpenters and stonemasons showing little sign of wear. W. M. Flinders Petrie excavated the cemetery in 1897 for the Egypt Exploration Fund, recording about 150 tombs. The mallet is marked with the number 86 which is a tomb Petrie dated to the Fifth Dynasty. CONDITION NOTE 1998: Splitting, white residue in places, surface dirt. From the Egypt Exploration Fund 1897 excavations at Deshasheh.