Blade or scraper

Egyptian
Early Dynastic Period, Dynasty 1–2
2960–2649 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, possibly from Tarkhan

Dimensions

Length: 6.6 cm (2 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.2837

Medium or Technique

Flint

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Knives, blades, scrapers

This worked flake of light beige flint is likely either a blade or scraper. It is roughly rectanular with very straight side edges and slightly rounded ends. It exhibits slight abrasion.

Provenance

Possibly from Tarkhan. By 1913: with the British School of Archaeology in Egypt; given to the MFA by the British School of Archaeology in Egypt. (Accession Date: November 6, 1913)

Credit Line

Gift of British School of Archaeology in Egypt