Crescent-shaped knife

Egyptian
Predynastic Period, Naqada I–Dynasty 0
3850–2960 B.C.


Dimensions

Width x length: 5.5 x 21.7 cm (2 3/16 x 8 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.1383

Medium or Technique

Flint

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Knives, blades, scrapers

This roughly crescent-shaped knife of beige-colored has somewhat crudely formed bifacial retouching.

Provenance

Said to be from Sheikh Ali (Abadiya). 1903: purchased in Qena, Egypt from Ghirgas by Albert M. Lythgoe for the MFA as part of a group (03.1383-03.1387) for £6. Acquired with funds from the Emily Esther Sears Fund. (Accession date: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund