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Whitish flint; most likely from Abydos; marked in pencil, 2XV in Stone Ledger; bifacially retouched.

Provenance

From Abydos, 2 (XV). 1902: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt, received by the MFA through subscription to the Egypt Exploration Fund on November 17, 1902. (Accession Date: November 17, 1902)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Predynastic or Early Period, 2750–2649 B.C., or earlier

Findspot

Abydos, Egypt

Dimensions

Other: 2 x 10 x 0.7 cm (13/16 x 3 15/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

02.713

Medium or Technique

Flint

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Knives, Blades, Scrapers