Flint flake

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 85/6

Dimensions

Overall: 7.2 x 0.4 cm (2 13/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.238

Medium or Technique

Flint

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Knives, blades, scrapers

Fine-grained; yellow-brown; edge nicked; rectilinear blade with one end a sharp point. From Mesa’eed. M/185/6 written on object.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 85, no. 6 [M/85/6]. 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