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Flint knife fragment

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
before 3850–2960 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 164/7

Dimensions

Overall: 6.5 x 3 x 1 cm (2 9/16 x 1 3/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.217

Medium or Technique

Flint

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Knives, blades, scrapers

Tan flint; fine-grained; one edge backed, other retouched. One end comes to a point. M/164/7 in pencil.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 164, no. 7 [M/164/7]. 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