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Sharpener for copper tools

Egyptian
Old Kingdom
2649–2100 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza

Dimensions

Other: 9.3 x 4.4 x 10 cm (3 11/16 x 1 3/4 x 3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5079

Medium or Technique

Stone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools and equipment

Piece of quartzite sandstone, almost triangular, used for sharpening copper tools. Has copper stains and shows wear.

Provenance

From Giza. Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition