Blade

Egyptian
Old Kingdom
2649–2134 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 5411, debris outside in NW corner

Dimensions

Overall: 1.4 x 8.9 x 0.5 cm (9/16 x 3 1/2 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

14.1752

Medium or Technique

Flint

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Knives, blades, scrapers

Large blade with white vein in flint. Rectangular with off center point on one end, other end rounded.

Provenance

From Giza, G5411, debris outside in NW corner. 1914: 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