Flint knife fragment

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
before 3850–2960 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 164/5

Dimensions

Overall: 7.4 x 3.3 x 0.7 cm (2 15/16 x 1 5/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.220

Medium or Technique

Flint

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Knives, blades, scrapers

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.

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition