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Slate; pointed both ends; chipped on one side. From Mesa'eed.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 44, no. 4. [M/44/4]. 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, 3850–3650 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Findspot

Mesaid, Egypt

Dimensions

Width x length: 7.6 x 28.8 cm (3 x 11 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.201

Medium or Technique

Greywacke

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical