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Blade

Pointed rectangular blade of brown flint, opposite end rounded. Twisted. Z/21/4 in ink.

Provenance

From Zawiyet el-Aryan, grave 218, debris. 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: December 7, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Early Dynastic Period, Dynasty 1, 2960–2770 B.C.

Findspot

Zawiet-el-Aryan, Egypt

Accession Number

11.3087

Medium or Technique

Flint

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Knives, Blades, Scrapers