Whetstone

Egyptian
Greek


Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis, Cemetery

Dimensions

Height x width x length: 6.4 x 2 x 2 cm (2 1/2 x 13/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.45921

Medium or Technique

Stone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools and equipment

Stone whetstone shaped like elongated pyramid, heavily encrusted.

Provenance

From Naukratis, Cemetery. 1886-7: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; December 22, 1887, presented to the MFA by the EEF. (Accession date: 1888).

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription