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Roughly oval scraper (?). Highly polished on top. Roughly polished on bottom. Appears to be a piece of sculpture reworked as a tool. Mottled black and white.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, III 232, found in box with flints from Menkaura Valley Temple. 19: 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian,

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Other: 8.2 x 4.5 x 1 cm (3 1/4 x 1 3/4 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

47.1875

Medium or Technique

Porphyry or diorite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Knives, Blades, Scrapers