Axehead or hoe



Accession Number
EC52
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Metalwork case
Object Type
Implements and utensils, Warfare, hunting and fishing equipment, Axe | Implements and utensils, Agricultural equipment, Hoe
Period
New Kingdom
Material
Metals/alloys (Copper alloy)
Measurements
Length: 97mm | Width: 82mm | Depth: 33mm

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Description

A copper alloy axehead or hoe, dating to the New Kingdom. It is marked with red lettering '14078 AB/-'.

Bibliography

V Davies 1987 'Catalogue of Egyptian Antiquities in the British Museum. Tools and weapons I axes' for more information on axes.

Wellcome Number
A64588
Other Identity
14078 AB/- (unidentified number written on the object in red ink)
Auction
J. C. Stevens. Auction and Sale Rooms: 15 Jun 1920, Lot 271
Auction Details
Two bronze hoes
Previous Owner
Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853–1936)
Acquisition
Long-term loan, The Wellcome Trust (15 Feb 1971)
Last modified: 12 Sep 2021

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