This is a stone hand, part of a statue.
It is from Egypt but the exact location is unknown. Considering how hard and dense it was to work with, it is surprising that basalt was one of the earliest stones to be used for high quality items. Faster and more reliable methods of manufacture must have been used to facilitate the large-scale production of basalt goods. This is a fragment of a larger-than-lifesize statue, probably of a standing man or god with his hands hanging at his side. This is a stone hand, part of a statue. It is made from basalt. We do not know how old this object is.