Flint knife fragment

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
before 3850–2960 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 26/5b

Dimensions

Overall: 10.5 x 5.4 x 0.7 cm (4 1/8 x 2 1/8 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.252

Medium or Technique

Flint

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Knives, blades, scrapers

Pinkish-brown flint; fine-grained; rough finish; broken; haft end; short margins of serration on each side; bifacially retouched. M/26/5 in ink.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 26, no. 5b. [M/26/5b]. 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