Long narrow flake of carnelian. Perhaps a waste product from manufacturing beads or other items of jewellery. Seems to have a toothed edge and so has been interpreted as a stone tool. Blunt back, high sand polish which has blunted the edges. Marked in ink 'Kahun'. CONDITION NOTE 1998: Paper adhered to one side. Excavated by Professor Flinders Petrie at the ancient town of Lahun, which flourished in the 19th and 18th centuries BC, around the pyramid complex of King Senusret II.