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Flint blade

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Fine-grained; light and dark brown flint, rippled color on one end; rectilinear blade tapering to broken off point, other end rounded.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 19, no. 5. [M/19/5]. 1910: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt. Object mislabeled as M/19/8, but flint is M/19/5 on tomb card.

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: 10.6 x 0.7 cm (4 3/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.222

Medium or Technique

Flint

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Knives, Blades, Scrapers