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). 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.