Flint sickle blade
before 3850–2960 B.C.
Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 128/4
Overall: 5.7 x 1.1 x 0.3 cm (2 1/4 x 7/16 x 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Tan flint; fine-grained; not reworked; some edge abrasion (?) Rectilinear blade with one end tapering to a point. M/128/4 in ink over pencil.
From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 128, no. 4 [M/128/4]. 1910: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition