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Flint blade

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Tan flint; fine-grained; not reworked; bulbous platform; rectilineaer blade with rounded ends. M/6/9 in ink.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 6, no. 9. [M/6/9]. 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, before 3850–2960 B.C.

Findspot

Mesaid, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 5.5 x 2 x 0.7 cm (2 3/16 x 13/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.245

Medium or Technique

Flint

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Knives, Blades, Scrapers