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This object of tan flint may be a triangular scraper. One edge is remnant core, while the other is retouched. On one side in black ink are a circle, a lenticular shape, and a small line.


From Abydos. 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 Period, Naqada I–Naqada III, 3850–2960 B.C.


Abydos, Egypt


Width x length: 4.7 x 9 cm (1 7/8 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Knives, Blades, Scrapers