Model of an Awl


On display

Miniature hafted drill or awl. Found in a linen bag (55.82.24) within a model granary in the tomb of Nefwa (no. 186). Paper label with the number 392 stuck to the wooden handle. 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.