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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Egyptian (possibly)
Title:Flint core
Type:Lighting Device; Lighting Tools and Equipment
Materials:Flint
Measurements:overall: 1 1/2 x 2 3/4 x 2 1/2 in.; 3.81 x 6.985 x 6.35 cm
Accession Number:  MH 1910.3.2.A.B(b)
Credit Line:Source and date of acquisition unknown
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
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Description:
Flint core of a gray-beige color. Round shape, one side has a large chip. Core face reveals three concentric ovoid shapes with a patch of white erosion. On bottom "Belium" is inscribed in pencil. This might refer to Belgium, but is more likely to be an ancient site.

Tags:
ancient; archaeology; lighting; fires; light

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https://museums.fivecolleges.edu/detail.php?t=objects&type=ext&id_number=MH+1910.3.2.A.B%28b%29

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