Flint blade

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
Naqada I–III, 3850–2960 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 19/5

Dimensions

Overall: 10.6 x 0.7 cm (4 3/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.222

Medium or Technique

Flint

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Knives, blades, scrapers

Fine-grained; light and dark brown flint, rippled color on one end; rectilinear blade tapering to broken off point, other end rounded.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 19, no. 5. [M/19/5]. 1910: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt. Object mislabeled as M/19/8, but flint is M/19/5 on tomb card.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition