Axe head

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
Naqada I–III 3850–2960 B.C.


Object Place: Egypt, Qena

Dimensions

Length: 11.7 cm (4 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.3579

Medium or Technique

Granite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Woodworking and stoneworking

Roughly drop-shaped axe head of black granite, abraded on little over half of the surface (like from insertion into axe handle). Purchased at Qena.

Provenance

[This record originally read only: "Purchased at Qena," which conflicts with credit line and artifact card. Site of origin unclear.]

1912-1913: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Egyptian Expedition.

(Accession Date: December 14, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition