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Flint blade

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 190/10

Dimensions

Overall: 7.9 x 0.5 cm (3 1/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.246

Medium or Technique

Flint

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Knives, blades, scrapers

Fine-grained; rectangular yellow-brown flint; one edge worked or abraded; both ends broken and missing. From Mesa’eed. M/190/10 in ink over pencil.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 190, no. 10. [M/190/10]. 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