Flint blade

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
before 3850–2960 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 6/9

Dimensions

Overall: 5.5 x 2 x 0.7 cm (2 3/16 x 13/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.245

Medium or Technique

Flint

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Knives, blades, scrapers

Tan flint; fine-grained; not reworked; bulbous platform; rectilineaer blade with rounded ends. M/6/9 in ink.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 6, no. 9. [M/6/9]. 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