Model of an Awl card

Model of an Awl

55.82.28c

On display

Miniature model of a flat mortise chisel. Found in a linen bag (55.82.24) within a model granary in the tomb of Nefwa (no. 186). Paper label with the number 39? stuck to the wooden handle. 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.