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Groundstone celt

Egyptian
Predynastic
pre-Badarian, Merimda Culture, 5th millennium B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Merimda Beni Salama, 77/R1/10

Dimensions

Length: 10.7 cm (4 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

33.421

Medium or Technique

Black stone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools and equipment

Black stone. Battered, but in part showing original polished surface.

Provenance

From Merimda Beni Salama - 77/R1/10. 1928-32, Vienna Academy Excavations; 1933; given to the MFA by Albert Rothbart through the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
(Accession Date: May 1, 1933)

Credit Line

Gift of Albert Rothbart