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Blade

Sickle blade flint, edge polished or glazed by silication. Rectangular, one edge denticiulated.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, G2384 in front of court in sand. 1912: 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,

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Length x width x thickness: 7.6 x 1.3 x 0.4 cm (3 x 1/2 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

12-12-38

Medium or Technique

Flint

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Knives, Blades, Scrapers