Flint knife

Egyptian
Middle Predynastic Period


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 17, no. 8. M/17/8

Dimensions

Other: 4.5 x 13.4 x 0.7 cm (1 3/4 x 5 1/4 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.218

Medium or Technique

Flint

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Knives, blades, scrapers

Fine-grained; yellow-brown; finely worked, bifacially retouched, some denticulation.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 17, no. 8. [M/17/8]. 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