Model of an Adze

55.82.31

On display

Miniature one hafted adze. Found in a linen bag (55.82.24) within a model granary in the tomb of Nefwa (no. 186). Paper label with the number 389 is stuck to the wooden handle. The object was on loan to the museum from the University of Liverpool 1912 - 2000. Compare with the group of model tools found in a bag in the tomb of Nefery, no.116 (now in Cairo Museum) 'The Burial Customs of Ancient Egypt' fig. 66, p. 77-78; also see comparison in Mogens Jorgensen, Tomb Treasures from Ancient Egypt (Copenhagen, 2002), pp. 36-7.