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Blade

Tan Flint. Rectilinear blade with one rounded end, one broken end. From Zawiyet-el-Aryan. Marked (2/50/X) in ink.

Provenance

From Zawiyet el-Aryan, grave 50. 1910-11: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession date: October 19, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, New Kingdom, 1550–1070 B.C.

Findspot

Zawiyet-el-Aryan, Egypt

Accession Number

11.2528

Medium or Technique

Flint

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Knives, Blades, Scrapers