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Blade

Worked flint, trapezoidial in cross-section. Roughly rectangular blade with one broken end and one rounded point. Yellow-brown.

Provenance

From Giza, G4812 Pit C. 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

Other: 1.4 x 0.4 x 5 cm (9/16 x 3/16 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

15-11-33

Medium or Technique

Flint

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Knives, Blades, Scrapers