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Bronze adze blade; light green incrustation, spots of bronze disease, also incrustation of dirt.


  • ID
  • Department
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Classification
    Tools & Equipment-Knives, Blades, Scrapers
  • Findspot
    Menkaure Valley Temple (MVT / I 338 sub)
  • Material
  • Dimensions
    Length x width: 13.5 x 16.5 cm (5 5/16 x 6 1/2 in.)
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
  • Notes
    This object was excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, but was not recorded in any object register book. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1911: assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession date: March 2, 1911)

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Full Bibliography

  • Reisner, George A. Mycerinus: The Temples of the Third Pyramid at Giza. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1931, p. 231 (no. 11) pl. 65i (misidentified as no. 10).

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