Model of a Chisel or Adze card

Model of a Chisel or Adze

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Flat tappered piece of copper sheet, rounded at thin end. Model of a chisel or adze. 1 of 57 thin sheet copper model chisels and adzes of a similar size discovered in 'Tomb V', the tomb of Khasekhemy, Petrie's King Khasekhemui. Petrie recorded this find in his 1901 publication of the excavation: "a large mass of funeral model in copper were found stacked together; the tool models inside of the large pan, and the lesser dishes turned over them. The whole group had been covered by a collapsed wall. The models are all roughly cut of thin sheet copper" ('Royal Tombs II', p. 28).