Model Harpoon

14.10.01.50g

On display

Flat copper sheet model of a single harpoon. Broken at the tip, with two barbs. 1 of 16 single harpoons of similar size discovered in 'Tomb V', the tomb of Khasekhemy, Petrie's King Khasekhemui. Petrie recorded this find in his 1901 publication of the excavation: "a large mass of funeral model in copper were found stacked together; the tool models inside of the large pan, and the lesser dishes turned over them. The whole group had been covered by a collapsed wall. The models are all roughly cut of thin sheet copper" ('Royal Tombs II', p. 28).