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Flint Flake

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 190/9

Dimensions

Overall: 7.1 x 0.7 cm (2 13/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.244

Medium or Technique

Flint

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Knives, blades, scrapers

Fine-grained; gray oblong scraper? with one end rounded, other straight. M/190/9 in ink over pencil.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 190, no. 9. [M/190/9]. 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