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Fragment of fish tail knife

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Fine-grained; green-gray; finely worked on one end; U shaped fork; bifacially retouched; part of edge finely serrated. Joins fragment 11.248. 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. 11.248 is fragment of object.

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: 10.6 x 3.2 x 0.6 cm (4 3/16 x 1 1/4 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.249

Medium or Technique

Flint

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Knives, Blades, Scrapers