Flint flake

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 4/5

Dimensions

Overall: 8.5 x 0.5 cm (3 3/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.221

Medium or Technique

Flint

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Knives, blades, scrapers

Fine-grained; light-colored, tan flint; cortex on one side, irregular edge; unretouched. From Mesa’eed. M/4 5 in ink over pencil.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 4, no. 5 [M/4/5]. 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