Scraper

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, III 232, found in box with flints from MVT

Dimensions

Other: 8.2 x 4.5 x 1 cm (3 1/4 x 1 3/4 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

47.1875

Medium or Technique

Porphyry or diorite

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Knives, blades, scrapers

Roughly oval scraper (?). Highly polished on top. Roughly polished on bottom. Appears to be a piece of sculpture reworked as a tool. Mottled black and white.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, III 232, found in box with flints from Menkaura Valley Temple. 19: 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