Axe-head

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
2625–2500 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple

Dimensions

Width x length: 16.4 x 14.3 cm (6 7/16 x 5 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.784

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools and equipment

Light green incrustation; spot of bronze disease; also incrustation of dirt.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition