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Flint; broken, mended; flaking rather good. Brown-gray.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 756 [M/756]. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Boston Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Predynastic Period,

Object Place

Mesaid, Egypt

Dimensions

Other: 4 x 23 x 0.3 cm (1 9/16 x 9 1/16 x 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.3766

Medium or Technique

Flint

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Knives, Blades, Scrapers