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Blade (axe head?)

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Roughly triangular worked stone (jasper) blade, possibly an axe head; caramel color, both sides worked.


Found in digging the Aswan dam 1900–1901. Gift of Charles Greely Loring to the MFA. (Accession date: January 1, 1901)

Credit Line

Gift of Charles Greely Loring

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

Object Place

Aswan, Egypt


Length x width x thickness: 9 x 4.4 x 1 cm (3 9/16 x 1 3/4 x 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Stone: jasper


The Ancient World


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