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Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: Funerary Gallery 3, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
Ancient Egyptian craftsmen used bodkins to punch holes in fabric or leather, to facilitate stitching.
  • 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)
    ACCESSION NUMBER 13.1042.2
    CREDIT LINE Gift of the Egypt Exploration Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Bodkin, ca. 1938-1700 B.C.E. Ivory, 3/16 x 4 1/16 in. (0.5 x 10.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Egypt Exploration Fund, 13.1042.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , CUR.13.1042.1_13.1042.2_mummychamber.jpg)
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