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Axe head

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Roughly drop-shaped axe head of black granite, abraded on little over half of the surface (like from insertion into axe handle). Purchased at Qena.


[This record originally read only: "Purchased at Qena," which conflicts with credit line and artifact card. Site of origin unclear.] 1912-1913: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Egyptian Expedition. (Accession Date: December 14, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Object Place

Qena, Egypt


Length: 11.7 cm (4 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Woodworking & Stoneworking