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Blade and flake

Two flint blades. One is a light brown roughly rectangular blade with ends possibly broken; the other a light brown roughly oval flake.


From Giza, G5330, offering room debris. 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, Dynasty 6, 2323–2150 B.C.


Giza, Egypt


1.6 x 0.7 x 5.2 cm (5/8 x 1/4 x 2 1/16 in.) 2.9 x 0.6 x 6.4 cm (1 1/8 x 1/4 x 2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Knives, Blades, Scrapers