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Metal in the Middle Kingdom (about 2025-1700 BC)

Gold working in particular reached a very high standard in the Middle Kingdom (compare jewellery)
(click on the images for the archaeological context or for a larger version; a red marked field indicates a link to a typology)

shells, made in electrum (gold silver alloy - all unprovenanced)

other metal works

a copper knife
(model) tools
fishing hooks
UC 7240

metal figure
foundation deposit, Lahun
from Lahun
unprovenanced tools


Davies 1987: 111 (chemical analysis of UC 16324)


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