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Flint knife

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This brown flint knife has a straight back and concave cutting edge. The handle end is rounded, while the tip is pointed sharply.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 155, no. 6 [M/155/6]. 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 II, 3650–3300 B.C.

Findspot

Mesaid, Egypt

Dimensions

Length x Width: 4.3 x 17.7 cm (1 11/16 x 6 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.782

Medium or Technique

Flint

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Knives, Blades, Scrapers