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Flint flake

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
before 3850–2960 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 85/5

Dimensions

Overall: 6.9 x 0.3 cm (2 11/16 x 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.236

Medium or Technique

Flint

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Knives, blades, scrapers

Fine-grained; dark gray; brown on edge; irregular edge; edge nicked. From Mesaid Mesa’eed. could be from 11.236, 11.240, 11.241, 11.243 could be from same core. M/85/5 in ink.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 85, no. 5. [M/85/5]. 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