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Flint blade

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
before 3850–2960 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 85/7

Dimensions

Overall: 5.2 x 0.4 cm (2 1/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.240

Medium or Technique

Flint

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Raw materials and by-products

Fine-grained; dark gray and brown; rectangular blade with end broken. From Mesa’eed. 11.236, 11.240, 11.241, 11.243 could be from same core. M/85/7 in ink.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 85, no. 7 [M/85/7]. 1910: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition