Flake blade

Near Eastern, Iranian, Hissar
Prehistoric
probably Hissar I A, before 4300 B.C.


Findspot: Iran, Rayy, Plot: BD 54, S.D. exc.

Dimensions

Length x width x thickness: 6.5 x 2 x 0.5 cm (2 9/16 x 13/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

35.924

Medium or Technique

Flint

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Knives, blades, scrapers

This flake blade of mottled gray and purple-beige flint has a triangular cross-section, one irregularly serrated and polished edge, and straight ends.

Provenance

1934, excavated at Rayy (Cheshmeh Ali Tepe, in present-day Iran), by the University Museum-M.F.A. Persian Expedition; 1935, assigned to the MFA as part of the division of excavated objects. (Accession Date: June 6, 1935)

Credit Line

University Museum—M. F. A. Persian Expedition