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Sickle blade

Rectangular chipped flint with one saw-toothed edge.


From Merimda Beni Salama. 1928-32, Vienna Academy Excavations; 1933; given to the MFA by Albert Rothbart through the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. (Accession Date: May 1, 1933)

Credit Line

Gift of Albert Rothbart

Egyptian, Predynastic, pre-Badarian, Merimda Culture, 5th millennium B.C.

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Object Place for Label

Merimda Beni Salama, Egypt

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The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Knives, Blades, Scrapers