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Sickle blade

Egyptian
Predynastic
pre-Badarian, Merimda Culture, 5th millennium B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Merimda Beni Salama

Dimensions

Length: 4.4 cm (1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

33.424b

Medium or Technique

Flint

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Knives, blades, scrapers

One of two chipped flints with squared ends.

Provenance

From Merimda Beni Salama. 1928-32, Vienna Academy Excavations; 1933; given to the MFA by Albert Rothbart through the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
(Accession Date: May 1, 1933)

Credit Line

Gift of Albert Rothbart