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Fragment of a magic knife (peseshkef) inscribed for Menkaura's mother, Khamerernebty I

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Fine-grained; greenish colored; hieroglyphs on front; broken at both ends.

Provenance

Giza, Menkaura Pyramid Temple. January 1907, excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1911, assigned to the MFA by the Egyptian government. (Accession Date: March 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Khafra (Chephre, 2520–2494 B.C.

Object Place for Label

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Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 7.2 x 4.7 x 0.6 cm (2 13/16 x 1 7/8 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.766

Medium or Technique

Flint

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Religious and cult objects