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Knife

Dark tan flint, pale grayish purple on the interior. Part of scraper, broken in ten pieces, four larger and six small chips, one edge retouched. Much of original blade is lost.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza [street G 7000], debris E of subsidiary pyramid G I-b. 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

Other:Original size according to Object Register 3.5 x 1.2 x 9.1 cm (1 3/8 x 1/2 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.2331

Medium or Technique

Flint

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Knives, Blades, Scrapers