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Blade

Yellow-brown flint blade, roughly rectangular with one rounded end and one pointed end. Small bit of cortex on one side.

Provenance

From Giza, G4570, chamber debris. 1915: 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, 2649–2134 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 0.6 x 7.2 cm (1/4 x 2 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

15-12-37

Medium or Technique

Flint

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Knives, Blades, Scrapers