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Flint sickle blade

Tan flint; fine-grained; not reworked; some edge abrasion (?) Rectilinear blade with one end tapering to a point. M/128/4 in ink over pencil.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 128, no. 4 [M/128/4]. 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

11.237

Medium or Technique

Flint

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Knives, Blades, Scrapers