Flint scraper or chisel

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
before 3850–2960 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 94/2

Dimensions

Overall: 5.9 x 2.5 x 0.7 cm (2 5/16 x 1 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.235

Medium or Technique

Flint

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Raw materials and by-products

Tan flint; fine-grained; bulbous platform; rectangular; cortex along much of one side. M/94/2 in ink.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 94, no. 2 [M/94/2]. 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