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This reddish-brown (mottled with black) flint blade is roughly rectangular. One end is straight, while the opposite has a rounded point. Both edges are irregularly serrated. The bottom is flat.

Provenance

From Tall-i-Bakun, near Persepolis. 1937: excavated by the University of Chicago-Museum of Fine Arts Persepolis Expedition. Assigned to the MFA in the division of finds. (Accession Date: December 13, 1945)

Credit Line

University of Chicago-Museum of Fine Arts Persepolis Expedition

Near Eastern, Iranian, Prehistoric, 5th millennium B.C.

Findspot

Iran

Dimensions

Width x Depth x Length: 1.2 x 0.4 x 3.6 cm (1/2 x 3/16 x 1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

45.929

Medium or Technique

Flint

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Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Knives, Blades, Scrapers