Flint fishtail knife with V-shaped notch

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 123/13

Dimensions

Overall: 4.8 x 15.6 x 0.5 cm (1 7/8 x 6 1/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.250

Medium or Technique

Flint

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Knives, blades, scrapers

Pinkish-brown flint; fine-grained; blade contracted into long tang; 1 (one) fork broken. Incomplete bifacial retouch; extremely finely serrated. M/123/13 in ink over pencil.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 123, no. 13. [M/123/13]. 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