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Blade

Large, abraded blade in tan flint, marked "711D"

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Pit 7111D. 1925: 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: 0.5 x 8.8 cm (3/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

25.2049

Medium or Technique

Flint

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Knives, Blades, Scrapers