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Compact granite. The "necking" is so shallow as to be hardly a groove at all. On one side is a hollow made by abrasion. The opposite side is smoother. Edge blunt.

Provenance

From Giza G 2150. 1906: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: November 8, 1906)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, 2323–2150 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width:19.5 x 9.5 cm (7 11/16 x 3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

06.1878

Medium or Technique

Granite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Woodworking & Stoneworking