Bronze knife blade (leather cutter)

Egyptian


Dimensions

Overall: 1.9 x 11.4cm (3/4 x 4 1/2in.)

Accession Number

72.4499

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools and equipment, Knives, blades, scrapers

Thin, curved bronze blade, somewhat incrusted.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C.Granville Way.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way