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Flint blade

Fine-grained; dark gray and brown; rectangular blade with both ends broken and missing. From Mesa'eed. 11.236, 11.240, 11.241, 11.243 could be from same core. M/85/8 in ink.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 85, no. 8. [M/85/8]. 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

Egyptian, Predynastic Period, before 3850–2960 B.C.

Findspot

Mesaid, Egypt

Accession Number

11.243

Medium or Technique

Flint

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Knives, Blades, Scrapers