Fine-grained flint wand inscribed with the name of Khufu. Ritual wands were used in the "opening of the mouth" ceremony; this particular object would have been used on the statues of Menkaura in his valley temple.
Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple. 1908, excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1911, assigned to the MFA by the Egyptian government. (Accession Date: March 2, 1911)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Khufu (Cheops), 2551–2528 B.C.