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Blade

Yellow-brown roughly rectangular blade, straight sided, broken at both ends, with trapezoidal cross-section.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple, I 382. 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

Egyptian, Old Kingdom,

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Other: 1.4 x 0.3 x 4.7 cm (9/16 x 1/8 x 1 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

47.1805

Medium or Technique

Flint

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Knives, Blades, Scrapers