Flint knife

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
Naqada I, 3850–3650 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 123/16

Dimensions

Overall: 15.7 x 3.8 x 0.5 cm (6 3/16 x 1 1/2 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.253

Medium or Technique

Flint

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Knives, blades, scrapers

Tan flint; fine-grained; finely worked; tip broken off; symmetrically tapers to tang; bifacially retouched. M/123/16 in ink over pencil.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 123, no. 16. [M/123/16]. 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