Flint blade

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 21 (M/21/8)

Dimensions

Length x Width: 14.3 x 3.3 cm (5 5/8 x 1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.781

Medium or Technique

Flint

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Knives, blades, scrapers

This knife of fine-grained beige flint has a twisted profile, straight back, concave cutting edge, and rounded butt edge.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 21, no. 8 [M/21/8]. 1910: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession date: March 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition