Blade (axe head?)

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


Object Place: Egypt, Aswan

Dimensions

Length x width x thickness: 9 x 4.4 x 1 cm (3 9/16 x 1 3/4 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

01.7453

Medium or Technique

Stone: jasper

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Axes, maces, clubs

Roughly triangular worked stone (jasper) blade, possibly an axe head; caramel color, both sides worked.

Provenance

Found in digging the Aswan dam 1900–1901. Gift of Charles Greely Loring to the MFA.
(Accession date: January 1, 1901)

Credit Line

Gift of Charles Greely Loring