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Flint flake

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
before 3850–2960 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 85/4

Dimensions

Overall: 8.5 x 2 x 0.4 cm (3 3/8 x 13/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.241

Medium or Technique

Flint

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Knives, blades, scrapers

Gray with tan flint; fine-grained; rectilinear blade with irregular edge, tapering to a point. 11.236, 11.240, 11.241, 11.243 could be from same core. M/85/4 in ink.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 85, no. 4. [M/85/4]. 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