Model of a Carrying Pole card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Model of a Carrying Pole

Currently not on display


Long thin roll of clay, probably a model of a carrying pole (like a yoke) to support two loads. One of 28 clay models of tools and vessels found in grave 154E '06. Similar model tools were found by the Liverpool Institute of Archaeology excavations at Abydos in 1907 in tombs 312, 329, and 360 (see Steven Snape, Mortuary Assemblages from Abydos, 1986, pp. 206, 210 and 221).