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Flake blade

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This flake blade of mottled gray and purple-beige flint has a triangular cross-section, one irregularly serrated and polished edge, and straight ends.


1934, excavated at Rayy (Cheshmeh Ali Tepe, in present-day Iran), by the University Museum-M.F.A. Persian Expedition; 1935, assigned to the MFA as part of the division of excavated objects. (Accession Date: June 6, 1935)

Credit Line

University Museum—M. F. A. Persian Expedition

Near Eastern, Iranian, Hissar, Prehistoric, probably Hissar I A, before 4300 B.C.


Rayy, Iran


Length x width x thickness: 6.5 x 2 x 0.5 cm (2 9/16 x 13/16 x 3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Knives, Blades, Scrapers