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Worked stone

A tear-drop-shaped stone.

Provenance

From Giza, Debris east of G2370. 1933: 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, 2649–2134 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 5.7 x 3.5 cm (2 1/4 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

33.1164.1

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Unclassifiable objects, Function Unknown