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Groundstone celt

Black stone. Battered, but in part showing original polished surface.

Provenance

From Merimda Beni Salama - 77/R1/10. 1928-32, Vienna Academy Excavations; 1933; given to the MFA by Albert Rothbart through the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. (Accession Date: May 1, 1933)

Credit Line

Gift of Albert Rothbart

Egyptian, Predynastic, pre-Badarian, Merimda Culture, 5th millennium B.C.

Object Place for Label

Findspot

Merimda Beni Salama, Egypt

Accession Number

33.421

Medium or Technique

Black stone

Collections

The Ancient World

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