Flint knife fragment
before 3850–2960 B.C.
Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 164/5
Overall: 7.4 x 3.3 x 0.7 cm (2 15/16 x 1 5/16 x 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Tan flint; fine-grained; pressure flaked edge; broken; larger part of knife missing.
This is the tip end of the knife with one edge backed and other retouched. M/164/5 in pencil.
From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 164, no. 5. [M/164/5]. 1910: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition