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Knife blade

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Crescent-shaped large knife blade of tan flint.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, street G 7400, W of S end of mastaba G 7510, Ankh-haf, in front of mastaba G 7430-7440: G 7430, Minkhaf, below level of crude brick Ptolemaic wall. 1925: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, 2649–2100 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 19 x 1 cm (7 1/2 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

25.1800

Medium or Technique

Flint

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Knives, Blades, Scrapers