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Blade

Light tan tlint, Edges irregular, abraded, one end broken off.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, N of pyramid 1b. 1924: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, 2649–2100 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 9 x 0.9 cm (3 9/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

24.2538

Medium or Technique

Flint

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Knives, Blades, Scrapers