Flint fishtail knife with V-shaped notch

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
Naqada I, 3850–3650 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 123 (M/123/15)

Dimensions

Length x width x thickness: 14.6 x 4.9 x 0.4 cm (5 3/4 x 1 15/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.259

Medium or Technique

Flint

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Knives, blades, scrapers

Fishtail knife of fine-grained beige flint with v-notch at one end. Finely worked serrated edge with bifacial retouching; excellent condition.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 123 [M/123/15]. 1910: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the divsion of finds by the government of Egypt.
(Accession date: March 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition