This is a rounded axe head.
It is from Egypt but the exact location is unknown. Copper was the most commonly used metal for everyday use. It was fashioned into vessels, tools and weapons. Copper is usually soft, but Egyptian copper contained arsenic which made it hard enough for tools and weapons.This axehead was cast in an open, one-piece mould, and hammered to shape and harden it. In use, it would have been tied with leather thongs onto a wooden handle. This is a rounded axe head. It is made from a copper alloy. It is over 4,000 years old, dating to the 6th Dynasty (2345-2181 BCE) in the Old Kingdom.