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Flint blade

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This knife of fine-grained beige flint has a twisted profile, straight back, concave cutting edge, and rounded butt edge.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 21, no. 8 [M/21/8]. 1910: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession date: March 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Predynastic Period, Naqada I–III, 3850–2960 B.C.

Findspot

Mesaid, Egypt

Dimensions

Length x Width: 14.3 x 3.3 cm (5 5/8 x 1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.781

Medium or Technique

Flint

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Knives, Blades, Scrapers