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This flake of chalcedony shows an irregular trapezoidal cross-section. One edge appears to have irrecular serrations, though wear makes this difficult to ascertain for certain.

Provenance

1936, excavated at Rayy (Chal Turkhan, in present-day Iran), by the University Museum-M.F.A. Persian Expedition; 1939, assigned to the MFA as part of the division of excavated objects. (Accession Date: January 12, 1939)

Credit Line

University Museum—M. F. A. Persian Expedition

Near Eastern, Iranian, Hissar, Chalcolithic, before 4300 B.C.

Findspot

Rayy, Iran

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 7.1 x 1.8 x 0.4 cm (2 13/16 x 11/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

39.449

Medium or Technique

Chalcedony

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Knives, Blades, Scrapers