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Whetstone

Flint nodule, oval shape; green stain on one side. Used for sharpening copper instruments.

Provenance

From Giza, tomb G 7530A, debris. 1927: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, February 26, 1927; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom,

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

L x W x Ht: 11.1 x 8.1 x 5.2 cm (4 3/8 x 3 3/16 x 2 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

27.2039

Medium or Technique

Flint

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment