Scraper?

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
Naqada I–Naqada III, 2960–2649 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Abydos, 23.188

Dimensions

Width x length x thickness: 5.6 x 6.4 x 0.7 cm (2 3/16 x 2 1/2 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

02.719

Medium or Technique

Flint

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Knives, blades, scrapers

This worked, beige-colored flint is possibly a scraper. The end is rounded and denticulated.

Provenance

From Abydos, 23.188. 1902: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt, received by the MFA through subscription to the Egypt Exploration Fund on November 17, 1902. (Accession Date: November 17, 1902)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription