Borer Fragment


From: Egypt | Dendereh (uncertain)

Curatorial Section: Egyptian

Object Number 29-66-858
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Egypt | Dendereh (uncertain)
Section Egyptian
Materials Stone

Chert or flint "figure 8" borer. Lower surface has a flat spot at the bottom, curving gently up. This curved surface has concentric scrapes and scratches from use. Upper surface is slightly dished out. Indentations on opposing sides to accept the fork of a drill shaft. This object was placed inside stone vessels, and rotated

Length 14 cm
Width 9 cm
Thickness 4 cm
Credit Line The Eckley B. Coxe Jr. Expedition to Dendereh, Egypt; Clarence Stanley Fisher, 1915-1923

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