Karanis / Bow Drill / Wood

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Record Details

Object Identifier
0000.00.7601
Object Name
Bow Drill
Object Type
Drills
Materials
Wood
Length
42.5 cm
Width
1.0 cm
Pierced
no
Inscribed
no
Full Artifact Description
Piece of bent tree branch with bark remaining. Curved in "U" shape. One end broken off. Other end has string wrapped around and knotted.
Verbatim Date
1st c. BC - 4th c. AD
Unit Grid Number
B0134
Component/Room
00B
Area
R
Verbatim Provenance
Egypt
Verbatim Site
Karanis
Production Site
site
Countermark
no
Exhibition Title
Portals to Eternity; The Necropolis at Terenouthis in Lower EgyptPortals to Eternity; The Necropolis at Terenouthis in Lower Egypt
The Beginning of Understanding; Writing in the Ancient World
Exhibition Curator
McCleary, Roger V.
Allen, Marti Lu
Dix, T. Keith
Type Category
Artifact

Technical Details

Record
0000.00.7601
Link to this Item
https://quod.lib.umich.edu/k/kelsey/x-0000.00.7601/0000_00_7601

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"Karanis; Bow Drill; Wood". https://quod.lib.umich.edu/k/kelsey/x-0000.00.7601/0000_00_7601. University of Michigan Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 27, 2022.