Flint knife

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
Badarian-Naqada III, before 3850–2960 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 4, no. 4 (M/4/4)

Dimensions

Width x length: 3.8 x 14.7 cm (1 1/2 x 5 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.783

Medium or Technique

Flint

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Knives, blades, scrapers

This knife of fine-grained, light colored flint is is slightly convex. It is worked on one edge with slight retouching. One end is blunt, while the opposite is pointed. It is in good condition.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 4, no. 4 [M/4/4]. 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