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Flint blade

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
before 3850–2960 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 85/8

Dimensions

Overall: 4.2 x 0.3 cm (1 5/8 x 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.243

Medium or Technique

Flint

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Knives, blades, scrapers

Fine-grained; dark gray and brown; rectangular blade with both ends broken and missing. From Mesa’eed. 11.236, 11.240, 11.241, 11.243 could be from same core. M/85/8 in ink.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 85, no. 8. [M/85/8]. 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