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Axe head

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Granite, blunt edge. Typical wedge shape. Well formed, in good condition

Provenance

From Hierakonpolis. 1898: Excavated by J. E. Quibell for the Egyptian Research Account, given to the MFA by the Egyptian Research Account. (Accession date: November 1, 1898). **Sticker on object says SW 11 B, which might be part of its provenance.**

Credit Line

Egyptian Research Account by subscription

Egyptian, Predynastic Period, Naqada I–III, 3850–2960 B.C.

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Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 9 x 2.3 cm (3 9/16 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

98.1022

Medium or Technique

Granite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

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