Clamp - ROM2018_16322_22



Medium:Wood and plaster
Geography: Excavated at Deir el-Bahri, Egypt
Date: c. 2055-2004 BC
Period: Reign of Mentuhotep II, 11th Dynasty, Middle Kingdom
3.5 × 8.2 × 24.9 cm
Object number: 907.18.47
On view
Gallery Location:Galleries of Africa: Egypt
DescriptionThis clamp once helped to keep the drums of a column in line during the construction of the temple of Nebhepetre Montuhotep at Deir el Bahari.  As mortar was in common use, such clamps were not always required.  Such simple finds bring us into the company of the architects and masons of the ancient world. 
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