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Flint knife fragment

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Tan flint; fine-grained; pressure flaked edge; broken; larger part of knife missing. This is the tip end of the knife with one edge backed and other retouched. M/164/5 in pencil.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 164, no. 5. [M/164/5]. 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: 7.4 x 3.3 x 0.7 cm (2 15/16 x 1 5/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.220

Medium or Technique

Flint

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Knives, Blades, Scrapers