Requires Photography

Flint sickle blade

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
before 3850–2960 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 128/4

Dimensions

Overall: 5.7 x 1.1 x 0.3 cm (2 1/4 x 7/16 x 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.237

Medium or Technique

Flint

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Knives, blades, scrapers

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.

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition