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Flint knife tip

This knife fragment is made of fine-grained flint of mottled dark gray-brown and light brown coloration. It has two convex edges, both of which are very finely serrated. Its original shape was likely lenticular. Three separate fragments of the knife originally received separate numbers: a body...

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Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 26, no. 4b [M/26/4b]. 1910: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: March 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Predynastic Period, Naqada, I–III, 3850–2960 B.C.

Findspot

Mesaid, Egypt

Accession Number

11.264

Medium or Technique

Flint

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Knives, Blades, Scrapers