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One of four roughly shaped chipped flints. All of brownish-yellow stone. Triangular chipped point

Provenance

Merimda Beni Salama, O62 and O342. [O may stand for "East" in German as there was an eastern excavation field.] 1928-32, Vienna Academy Excavations, 1928-32; 1933, given to MFA by Albert Rothbart through the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Credit Line

Gift of Albert Rothbart

Egyptian, Neolithic period, 5th millennium B.C.

Findspot

Merimda Beni Salama, Egypt

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: (a) Length: 0.082 - marked 0-62 / (b) Length: 0.059 - marked 0-342 / (c) Length: 0.064 - marked 0-342 / (d) Length: 0.060 - marked 0-342

Accession Number

33.423c

Medium or Technique

Flint

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Warfare, hunting, & fishing, Archery, Spears, Javelins