Flint knife blade

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
Naqada II, 3650–3300 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid (Mesa'eed), Tomb 47

Dimensions

Length: 20.8 cm (8 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.258

Medium or Technique

Flint

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Knives, blades, scrapers

Finely worked, fine saw tooth edge; perfect condition. From Mesa’eed.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 47, no. 19. [M/47/19]. 1910: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
(Accession Date: March 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition