Flint Knife

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
before 3850–2960 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 164/6

Dimensions

Overall: 9.8 x 3 x 0.8 cm (3 7/8 x 1 3/16 x 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.216

Medium or Technique

Flint

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Knives, blades, scrapers

Tan flint; fine grained; twisted; one edge backed; oen end rounded; broken end reworked to point? M/164/6 in pencil.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 164 no. 6 [M/164/6]. 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