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Flint knife

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Fine-grained; yellow-brown; finely worked, bifacially retouched, some denticulation.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 17, no. 8. [M/17/8]. 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, Middle Predynastic Period,

Findspot

Mesaid, Egypt

Dimensions

Other: 4.5 x 13.4 x 0.7 cm (1 3/4 x 5 1/4 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.218

Medium or Technique

Flint

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Knives, Blades, Scrapers