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Flint scraper

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This scraper of fine-grained, yellow-brown flint has one worked scraping edge on its wide end opposite a rounded end. A cortex remains along one side. It exhibits a twisted profile.


From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 4 [M/4/3]. 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 I–III, 3850–2960 B.C.


Mesaid, Egypt


Length x Width: 20 x 6.3 cm (7 7/8 x 2 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Knives, Blades, Scrapers