Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Temples and Tombs, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
Ancient Egyptian craftsmen used bodkins to punch holes in fabric or leather, to facilitate stitching.
ca. 1938-1700 B.C.E.
XII Dynasty-early XIII Dynasty
Diam. 3/16 x 3 3/16 in. (0.5 x 8.1 cm) (show scale)
Gift of the Egypt Exploration Fund
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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
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 11/26/2007
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