Fragment of broad-bladed knife

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G.M.T. / C2 / 3?

Dimensions

Overall: 17.3 x 1 cm (6 13/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.775

Medium or Technique

Flint

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Knives, blades, scrapers

Fine-grained; dark-colored; light tan flint; broad- bladed knife with part of handle broken; bifacial retouch; cortex on one side. Illegible writing in ink. From Menkaura Pyramid at Giza.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Pyramid Temple, G.M.T. / C2 / 3? Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition