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Axe head

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Granite (?); green and black. Ground, not flaked. Has a notched "waist". Compare to Coptos/Quft style in Petrie "Prehistoric Egypt" p. 24 and pl. XXVII

Provenance

1904: Purchased by Albert M. Lythgoe in Egypt for the MFA from Girgis of Naga el-Hai (Qena).

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

Egyptian, Predynastic, Badarian Period, 4500–3800 B.C.

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .077 x .09

Accession Number

04.1836

Medium or Technique

Granite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Warfare, hunting, & fishing, Axes, Maces, Clubs