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Fragment of fishtail knife

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Triangular fragment, beautifully worked. 2 concavely curved sides very finely serrated, third side broken. Bifacially retouched. Tan flint. M/26.5 in ink. From Mesaid (Mesa'eed).

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 26, no. 5a. [M/26/5a]. 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

Other: 4.8 x 0.8 x 8.2 cm (1 7/8 x 5/16 x 3 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.251

Medium or Technique

Flint

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Knives, Blades, Scrapers