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This roughly triangular pointed scraper of tan flint is roughly knapped with one flat side and steep retouch on all sides.

Provenance

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, Early Dynastic Period, Dynasty 1–2, 2960–2649 B.C.

Findspot

Abydos, Egypt

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

02.714

Medium or Technique

Flint

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Knives, Blades, Scrapers