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Flint fragment of fish tail knife

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Green-gray; pressure flaked teeth; fine-grained; finely worked edge. U shaped fork. Bifacially retouched. Fragment of 11.249. M/40/2 in ink.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 40, no. 2. [M/40/2]. 1910: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt. Fragment of 11.249.

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: 2.2 x 4.1 x 0.6 cm (7/8 x 1 5/8 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.248

Medium or Technique

Flint

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Knives, Blades, Scrapers