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Axe-head

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Fine brown stone; smoothly polished surface; somewhat nicked; point missing.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian,

Dimensions

Other: 6.6 x 11.5 x 2.7 cm (2 5/8 x 4 1/2 x 1 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.796

Medium or Technique

Flint

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

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