Flint scraper

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
Naqada I–III, 3850–2960 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 4 (M/4/3 or M/43/3)

Dimensions

Length x Width: 20 x 6.3 cm (7 7/8 x 2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.232

Medium or Technique

Flint

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Knives, blades, scrapers

This scraper of fine-grained, yellow-brown flint has one worked scraping edge on its wide end opposite a rounded end. A cortex remains along one side. It exhibits a twisted profile.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 4 [M/4/3]. 1910: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession date: March 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition