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Model knife blade

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One of a large group of miniature copper tools found in the same intact tomb, this model takes the form of a knife blade. The point of the knife is dull. The blade is in three fragments. The surface is worn.

Provenance

From Giza, G 2381 A (tomb of Impy). 1912: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession date: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, reign of Neferkara Pepy II, 2246–2152 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Length: 13 cm (5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.3057

Medium or Technique

Copper

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

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