Flint knife

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
before 3850–2960 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 26/2

Dimensions

Overall: 11.5 x 1.4 x 4.4 cm (4 1/2 x 9/16 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.242

Medium or Technique

Flint

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Knives, blades, scrapers

Tan flint; fine-grained; one edge backed. Pointed on one end. M/26/2 in ink over pencil.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 26, no. 2. [M/26/2]. 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