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Tan flint, fine-grained; crudely shaped; slight incrustation on one side. Marked 'MVT/Sub/316'.

Provenance

From Egypt, Menkaura Valley Temple, Giza. 1911: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston 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, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, 2575–2465 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 17.7 x 1.1 cm (6 15/16 x 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.794

Medium or Technique

Flint

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Knives, Blades, Scrapers