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Flint flake

Tan flint; fine-grained; light-colored; some cortex; not reworked; edges slightly abraded. M/81/3 in ink over pencil.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 81, no. 3. [M/81/3]. 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

11.239

Medium or Technique

Flint

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Raw materials and by-products