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Sharpener for copper tools

Piece of quartzite sandstone, almost triangular, used for sharpening copper tools. Has copper stains and shows wear.

Provenance

From Giza. 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, 2649–2100 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Accession Number

13.5079

Medium or Technique

Stone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment