Copper alloy model tools



Accession Number
EC686
Current Location
Cardiff University
Object Type
Model, Tool
Period
Late Period
Materials
Metals/alloys (Copper alloy) | Metals/alloys (Gold leaf)
Provenance
Nubia, Meroe
Number of Elements
10 tools and several small fragments

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Description

Approximately ten copper alloy model tools, some in pieces. One piece, in the top right in the photograph has gold leaf on it. The accompanying card claims that these are model implements from John Garstang's Excavations at Meroe. An Early Napatan (840-820 BCE) foundation deposit was found at site M298 which fits this description.

Bibliography

Török, L. 1997. ""Meroe City. An Ancient African Capital. John Garstang's Excavations in the Sudan"" Vol 1. 167-8; Vol. 2 pl. 135.

Wellcome Number
124066 (this number appears in a pre 1997 photograph with the implements)
Other Identity
M298 (this is presumed to be the excavation number see Török)
Previous Owner
Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853–1936)
Acquisition
Assumed long-term loan, The Wellcome Trust (15 Feb 1971)
Last modified: 22 Sep 2021

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