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Sickle(?) blade

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This rectangular flake of beige-colored flint has fashioned into a blade with notched serration on one edge. The other edges are roughly straight.

Provenance

From Abydos. 1902: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt, received by the MFA through subscription to the Egypt Exploration Fund on November 17, 1902. (Accession Date: January 1, 1902)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Predynastic Period, Naqada I–III, 3850–2960 B.C.

Findspot

Abydos, Egypt

Dimensions

Width x length: 1.2 x 6.1 cm (1/2 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

02.721

Medium or Technique

Flint

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Knives, Blades, Scrapers