Ancient Egyptian craftsmen used bodkins to punch holes in fabric or leather, to facilitate stitching.
This text refers to these objects: ' 13.1042.1; 13.1042.2
- Medium: Ivory
- Place Excavated: Tomb D303, Abydos, Egypt
- Dates: ca. 1938-1700 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: XII Dynasty-early XIII Dynasty
- Period: Middle Kingdom
- Dimensions: Diam. 3/16 x 3 3/16 in. (0.5 x 8.1 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Temples and Tombs, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 13.1042.2
- Credit Line: Gift of the Egypt Exploration Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Bodkin, ca. 1938-1700 B.C.E. Ivory, Diam. 3/16 x 3 3/16 in. (0.5 x 8.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Egypt Exploration Fund, 13.1042.2. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Good (78%)