Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Pit G 4340 A, shaft debris
Overall: 11 x 8.3 x 2.8 cm (4 5/16 x 3 1/4 x 1 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Half of a hammer of blue-black igneous rock, split vertically during use; shallow depression in finished surface 4 cm wide for binding with cord or to hide the handle. Broken side rough. Color – dark gray with some reddish-brown flecks.
From Giza, Pit G4340A, shaft debris. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition