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Arsenical copper axe-head: finely fashioned with markedly incurved sides and concave butt. It has been cleaned of corrosion product. One face is smoother than the other and there are small surface pits on both faces. Hammer marks are visible along the sides and on the cutting edge, which is quite sharp.
Length: 14 centimetres (max)
Weight: 1040.50 grammes
Width: 10.20 centimetres (cutting edge)
- Curator's comments
- Metallographic analysis suggests that despite its finished appearance the axe may not have been subject to use. After casting the blade was cold-worked, but not extensively so.
Found in the same grave as 1930,0711.255.
G. Brunton, ‘Mostagedda and the Tasian Culture’ (London, 1937), 117, 127, pl. LXXVII, 10;
E. Kühnert-Eggesbrecht, ‘Die Axt als Waffe und Werkzeug im alten Ägypten’ (Berlin, 1969), 107, G-I/6.
- On display (G65/dc3)
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- Egypt and Sudan
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