Flake

Egyptian


Dimensions

Width x length: 3.1 x 6 cm (1 1/4 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.792

Medium or Technique

Flint

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Knives, blades, scrapers

Roughly triangular flake, brown gray. Irregular surface and edges; sharp point; slightly translucent.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way. (Accession Date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way