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Roughly oval black and white mottled porphyry or diorite scraper (?); highly polished on top, roughly polished on bottom; appears to be piece of sculpture reworked as tool.

Details

  • ID
    MFAB_47.1875
  • Department
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Classification
    Tools & Equipment-Knives, Blades, Scrapers
  • Findspot
    Menkaure Valley Temple (MVT / III 332)
  • Material
    Porphyry or diorite
  • Dimensions
    Other: 8.2 x 4.5 x 1 cm (3 1/4 x 1 3/4 x 3/8 in.)
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA
  • Period
    Old Kingdom
  • 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; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

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