Blade and flakes

Egyptian
Predynastic Period, Naqada I
3850–3650 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia, Egypt, Khor Bahan, Cemetery 17, Grave 70

Dimensions

Overall (blade): 2.5 x 2.1 x 0.6 cm (1 x 13/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

17/70

Medium or Technique

Flint and carnelian

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Knives, blades, scrapers

There is a tip of a flint blade which is very finely serrated and 12 small carnelian flakes.

Provenance

Bahan. (ASN 17/70). 1907: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition for the Archaeological Survey of Nubia; awarded to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Archaeological Survey of Nubia