The Egyptian Museum, Cairo, Egypt - Carpenters' Workshop



Identity: Meketre, Chancellor
Material: Painted Wood
Period: Middle Kingdom, 11th Dynasty
Reign: Unknown

Height: 26 cm
Width: 52 cm
Length: 66 cm

This carpentry scene was among the wooden models found in Meketre's tomb, so that it could come alive and serve him in netherworld. The carpenters' quarters is bustling with various wood working activities: cutting planks, working with adzes, polishing and cutting mortise holes with a chisel, etc.

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