before 3850–2960 B.C.
Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 85/8
Overall: 4.2 x 0.3 cm (1 5/8 x 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition