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Blade

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
2575–2465 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza

Dimensions

Overall: 9 x 0.6 cm (3 9/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.833

Medium or Technique

Flint

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Knives, blades, scrapers

Tan Flint, Abraded on one side from use, marked ‘MVT/1908/M’

Provenance

From Egypt, Menkaura Valley Temple, Giza. 1911: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition