Flint fragment of fish tail knife

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 40/2

Dimensions

Overall: 2.2 x 4.1 x 0.6 cm (7/8 x 1 5/8 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.248

Medium or Technique

Flint

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Knives, blades, scrapers

Green-gray; pressure flaked teeth; fine-grained; finely worked edge. U shaped fork. Bifacially retouched. Fragment of 11.249. M/40/2 in ink.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 40, no. 2. [M/40/2]. 1910: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt. Fragment of 11.249.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition