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Broken blade

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, possibly from Giza, Zawiyet, or Abydos

Dimensions

Other: 3 x 0.5 x 6.5 cm (1 3/16 x 3/16 x 2 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

Eg.Inv.3292

Medium or Technique

Flint

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Knives, blades, scrapers

Broken point of a dark flint blade, triangular. Almost rectangular in cross section, with worked edges.

Provenance

This box was found with Giza model vessels and model offerings. An object from Abydos and one from Zawiyet were also present. This object is possibly from Giza, Zawiyet, or Abydos.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition