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Shark's tooth

Egyptian
40 million BC


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Street G 7200, E of mastaba G 7230-7240: G 7230

Dimensions

Overall: 3.4 x 1.9 x 1 cm (13/16 x 15/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

24.2858

Medium or Technique

Fossilized tooth

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Organic remains

This is a large fossilized shark’s tooth.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Street G 7200, E of mastaba G 7230-7240: G 7230. 1924: excavated by the Harvard University–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