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Blade

Egyptian
Early Dynastic Period, Dynasty 1
2960–2770 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Zawyet-el-Aryan, Grave Z 218/X

Dimensions

Length: 6.8 cm (2 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.3087

Medium or Technique

Flint

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Knives, blades, scrapers

Pointed rectangular blade of brown flint, opposite end rounded. Twisted. Z/21/4 in ink.

Provenance

From Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave Z 218, debris. 1910-11: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

(Accession date: December 7, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition