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Fine-grained; tan, dark colored flint; bulbous platform; rectilinear blade with end slightly rounded. M/4 6 in ink over pencil.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 4, no. 6 [M/4/6]. 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, Naqada I–III, 3850–2960 B.C.

Findspot

Mesaid, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 7.5 x 0.5 cm (2 15/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.219

Medium or Technique

Flint

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Knives, Blades, Scrapers