Blade

Near Eastern, Iranian
Prehistoric
5th millennium B.C.


Findspot: Iran

Dimensions

Width x Depth x Length: 1.2 x 0.4 x 3.6 cm (1/2 x 3/16 x 1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

45.929

Medium or Technique

Flint

Not On View

Collections

Asia, The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools and equipment, Knives, blades, scrapers

This reddish-brown (mottled with black) flint blade is roughly rectangular. One end is straight, while the opposite has a rounded point. Both edges are irregularly serrated. The bottom is flat.

Provenance

From Tall-i-Bakun, near Persepolis. 1937: excavated by the University of Chicago-Museum of Fine Arts Persepolis Expedition. Assigned to the MFA in the division of finds. (Accession Date: December 13, 1945)

Credit Line

University of Chicago-Museum of Fine Arts Persepolis Expedition