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Blade and flakes

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There is a tip of a flint blade which is very finely serrated and 12 small carnelian flakes.


Bahan. (ASN 17/70). 1907: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition for the Archaeological Survey of Nubia; awarded to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Archaeological Survey of Nubia

Egyptian, Predynastic Period, Naqada I, 3850–3650 B.C.


Nubia, Egypt


Overall (blade): 2.5 x 2.1 x 0.6 cm (1 x 13/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Flint and carnelian


The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Knives, Blades, Scrapers