Model square - ROM2018_16214_5


Model square

Medium:Polished ivory
Geography: Excavated at Abydos, Egypt
Date: c. 2345-2181 BC
Period: 6th Dynasty, Old Kingdom
10.9 × 1.3 × 0.4 cm
Object number: 909.77.46
On view
Gallery Location:Galleries of Africa: Egypt
DescriptionThis fine ivory model architect's square was not used in life, but is a miniature model placed in a grave.  Architectural tools, such as the square, plumb bob and level were all used in Ancient Egypt, and both actual tools and models such as this have been found dating back to the Third Dynasty. 
Object History: Excavated by the Egypt Exploration Society, 1908-1909
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