Axe head

Egyptian
Predynastic, Badarian Period
4500–3800 B.C.


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .077 x .09

Accession Number

04.1836

Medium or Technique

Granite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Axes, maces, clubs

Granite (?); green and black. Ground, not flaked. Has a notched “waist”.
Compare to Coptos/Quft style in Petrie “Prehistoric Egypt” p. 24 and pl. XXVII

Provenance

1904: Purchased by Albert M. Lythgoe in Egypt for the MFA from Girgis of Naga el-Hai (Qena).

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund