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Blade and flake

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
2323–2150 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 5330 A, offering room debris

Dimensions

1.6 x 0.7 x 5.2 cm (5/8 x 1/4 x 2 1/16 in.) 2.9 x 0.6 x 6.4 cm (1 1/8 x 1/4 x 2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

14.1711

Medium or Technique

Flint

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Knives, blades, scrapers

Two flint blades. One is a light brown roughly rectangular blade with ends possibly broken; the other a light brown roughly oval flake.

Provenance

From Giza, G5330, offering room debris. 1914: 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