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Knife with handle

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Tan flint knife, large portion of blade missing, chip missing from end of handle; marked 'MQT 7'. 11.777 seems to belong to the same object but does not join.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Queen's Temple, MQT 7. 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: 13.3 x 0.8 x 6.1 cm (5 1/4 x 5/16 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.776

Medium or Technique

Flint

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Knives, Blades, Scrapers