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Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, debris in front of Tomb 1. 1915: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom,

Findspot

Deir el-Bersha, Egypt

Dimensions

Width x length: 2.1 x 10 cm (13/16 x 3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

15-3-506

Medium or Technique

Flint

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Knives, Blades, Scrapers