Fragment of fishtail knife
Before 3850–2960 B.C.
Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, M/26/5a
Other: 4.8 x 0.8 x 8.2 cm (1 7/8 x 5/16 x 3 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Triangular fragment, beautifully worked. 2 concavely curved sides very finely serrated, third side broken. Bifacially retouched. Tan flint. M/26.5 in ink. From Mesaid (Mesa’eed).
From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 26, no. 5a. [M/26/5a]. 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