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Flint fishtail knife with V-shaped notch

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Pinkish-brown flint; fine-grained; blade contracted into long tang; 1 (one) fork broken. Incomplete bifacial retouch; extremely finely serrated. M/123/13 in ink over pencil.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 123, no. 13. [M/123/13]. 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, Naqada I, 3850–3650 B.C.

Findspot

Mesaid, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 4.8 x 15.6 x 0.5 cm (1 7/8 x 6 1/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.250

Medium or Technique

Flint

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Knives, Blades, Scrapers