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Blade

Egyptian
Old Kingdom
2649–2134 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 4570 chamber debris

Dimensions

Overall: 0.6 x 7.2 cm (1/4 x 2 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

15-12-37

Medium or Technique

Flint

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Knives, blades, scrapers

Yellow-brown flint blade, roughly rectangular with one rounded end and one pointed end. Small bit of cortex on one side.

Provenance

From Giza, G4570, chamber debris. 1915: 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