Ax blade

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4–5
2575–2323 B.C.


Dimensions

Overall: 9.2 x 6 cm (3 5/8 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

03.1667

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools and equipment

Corroded and encrusted with sand.

Provenance

Said to be from Abydos. 1903: purchased for the MFA in Qena, Egypt from Ghirgas by Albert M. Lythgoe as part of a group (03.1667-03.1681) for £3. Acquired with funds from the Emily Esther Sears Fund. (Accession Date: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund