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Flake

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, MVT /I/ 354

Dimensions

Overall: 12 x 1.8 cm (4 3/4 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.778

Medium or Technique

Flint

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Raw materials and by-products

Tan flint, retoched edge possibly to be used as a scraper, bolbus side. Marked ‘MVG/Sub/371’.

Provenance

From Egypt, Menkaura Valley Temple, Giza, MVT /I/ 354. 1911: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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition