Flint fishtail knife with V-shaped notch
Naqada I, 3850–3650 B.C.
Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 123/13
Overall: 4.8 x 15.6 x 0.5 cm (1 7/8 x 6 1/8 x 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Pinkish-brown flint; fine-grained; blade contracted into long tang; 1 (one) fork broken. Incomplete bifacial retouch; extremely finely serrated. M/123/13 in ink over pencil.
From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 123, no. 13. [M/123/13]. 1910: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition