Knife

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 531

Dimensions

Length: 9.7 cm (3 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.4288

Medium or Technique

Flint

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Knives, blades, scrapers

This knife of light beige flint is almost crescent shape with a convex, finely serrated thin edge and retouching on the wide backing edge. It has a slightly twisted profile. Carefully worked backing on concave edge.

Provenance

From Mesaid, Tomb 531 (Mesa'eed) [M/531]. 1913: 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: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition