Fragment of fish tail knife

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 40/2

Dimensions

Overall: 10.6 x 3.2 x 0.6 cm (4 3/16 x 1 1/4 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.249

Medium or Technique

Flint

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Knives, blades, scrapers

Fine-grained; green-gray; finely worked on one end; U shaped fork; bifacially retouched; part of edge finely serrated. Joins fragment 11.248. M/40/2 in ink.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 40, no. 2. [M/40/2]. 1910: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt. 11.248 is fragment of object.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition