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Flint flake

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
before 3850–2960 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 81/3

Dimensions

Overall: 7.1 x 2.7 x 0.6 cm (2 13/16 x 1 1/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.239

Medium or Technique

Flint

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Raw materials and by-products

Tan flint; fine-grained; light-colored; some cortex; not reworked; edges slightly abraded. M/81/3 in ink over pencil.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 81, no. 3. [M/81/3]. 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