Flake

Near Eastern, Iranian, Hissar
Chalcolithic
before 4300 B.C.


Findspot: Iran, Rayy, Plot: BD 51, refuse, NW quarter, D. of exc. 73.15

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 7.1 x 1.8 x 0.4 cm (2 13/16 x 11/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

39.449

Medium or Technique

Chalcedony

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Knives, blades, scrapers

This flake of chalcedony shows an irregular trapezoidal cross-section. One edge appears to have irrecular serrations, though wear makes this difficult to ascertain for certain.

Provenance

1936, excavated at Rayy (Chal Turkhan, in present-day Iran), by the University Museum-M.F.A. Persian Expedition; 1939, assigned to the MFA as part of the division of excavated objects. (Accession Date: January 12, 1939)

Credit Line

University Museum—M. F. A. Persian Expedition