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Name of Object:

Iron awl

Location:

Amman, Jordan

Holding Museum:

The Jordan Museum

Date:

600-332 BCE

Type of object:

Iron awl

Museum Inventory Number:

JMA 2884

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Iron and Deer antler

Dimensions:

L: 12cm, W: 1cm

Period / Dynasty:

Iron Age II

Description:

Iron point awl with a handle made of a branch of deer antler. Awls are used for piercing and fibre manipulation. The holes created by an awl may be used as a guide for thread.

Current Owner:

Department of Antiquities

How date and origin were established:

The excavation team in Dayer 'Alla dated this tool based on the pottery found in the near vicinity.

How Object was obtained:

Loan

Citation of this web page:

Najd Sweidan "Iron awl"  [db_in_citation_dca]  2019. http://carpets.museumwnf.org/database_item.php?itemId=object;DCA;jo;Mus31_B;10;en

Prepared by: Najd Sweidan
Copyedited by: Lisa Kelman

MWNF Working Number: JO1_010


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