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Blade

Knife edge of dark tan flint, both edges abraded from use. One edge has rectangular chip missing from edge.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Eastern Cemetery, street G 7100, G 7110-7120, tomb chamber. 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: 1 x 8.1 cm (3/8 x 3 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.3111

Medium or Technique

Flint

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Knives, Blades, Scrapers