Egyptian Pre-Dynastic Flint Tool

 

Egyptian Pre-Dynastic Flint Tool

An ancient Egyptian Pre-Dynastic brown flint crescent form blade, a scraper or flesher.

Pre-Dynastic Period,
Ca. 10,000-3,000 BC.
Width: 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm).

cf.: Flinders Petrie, Pre Dynastic Cemetery at El Mahasna, p. 31, pl. XXIII.

Formerly in the Robert de Rustafjaell Bey collection prior to 1909; Sotheby's, London, January 20, 1913; The Heckscher Museum of Art, Long Island, New York, inv no. 222, deaccessioned.

Inv#: 5098

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