This appears to be a tool used for weaving textiles on a loom, sometimes called a ‘pin beater’. This bone tool was used to push up the weft yarns to create tighter fabric. From the 1924 excavations of the Egypt Exploration Society at the royal city of Tell el-Amarna, which flourished during the reign of King Akhenaten in the 18th Dynasty. CONDITION NOTE (1998): Broken, incomplete, splitting, surface dirt. Excavated by the Egypt Exploration Society in 1924. Acquired by the EES in the division of finds. Donated to the East Anglia Egyptian Society by the EES in recognition of a contribution to the EES (excavation subscription). Donated to Norwich Castle Museum. Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum in 1956 by Liverpool City Museum (now World Museum).