Flint fishtail knife

Egyptian
Predynastic Period


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 26

Dimensions

Other: 6 x 19.5 x 0.8 cm (2 3/8 x 7 11/16 x 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.247

Medium or Technique

Flint

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Knives, blades, scrapers

Fishtail knife, bifacially worked. One point broken off. Fine denticulation, caramel color.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 26, no. 1. [M/26/1]. 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