Tip of broad-blade flint knife

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
before 3850–2960 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 164/8

Dimensions

Overall: 8.9 x 3 x 1 cm (3 1/2 x 1 3/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.254

Medium or Technique

Flint

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Knives, blades, scrapers

Fine-grained; tan flint; one side backed; end comes to off center point, partial bifacial retouch. M/164 in pencil.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 164, no. 8. [M/164/8]. 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