Hoe blade - ROM2018_16337_73


Hoe blade

Geography: Egypt
Date: c. 1550-1069 BC
Period: 18th-20th Dynasty, New Kingdom
17.6 × 6.1 × 4.8 cm
Object number: 909.80.266
On view
Gallery Location:Galleries of Africa: Egypt
DescriptionWilliam Matthew Flinders Petrie considered bronze hoes such as this to have been simple garden hoes.  They would have been expensive, being made of bronze, and so could not have been a simple peasant's farm tools.  Perhaps such hoes were used in temple gardens, or in the gardens of the wealthy. 
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