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Blade

Dark flint. Backed blade with pointed ends..

Provenance

From Giza, hard debris between G5210 and G5220. 1914: 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: 1 x 10.2 x 0.4 cm (3/8 x 4 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

14.1748

Medium or Technique

Flint

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Knives, Blades, Scrapers