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Flint Flake

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Tan flint; twisted; backed along one edge; one end rounded, other end broken. M/164/3 written in pencil.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 164, no. 3 [M/164/3]. 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: 3.5 x 9.7 x 1.1 cm (1 3/8 x 3 13/16 x 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.215

Medium or Technique

Flint

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Knives, Blades, Scrapers