Flint knife

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
Naqada II, 3650–3300 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 155, No. 6 (M/155/6)

Dimensions

Length x Width: 4.3 x 17.7 cm (1 11/16 x 6 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.782

Medium or Technique

Flint

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Knives, blades, scrapers

This brown flint knife has a straight back and concave cutting edge. The handle end is rounded, while the tip is pointed sharply.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 155, no. 6 [M/155/6]. 1910: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession date: March 2, 1911.)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition