Decorative butcher knife

Egyptian
Late Second Intermediate Period
1630–1539 B.C.


Dimensions

Length x width: 34.4 x 4.5 cm (13 9/16 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

20.1799

Medium or Technique

Bronze

On View

Richard B. Carter Gallery (Gallery 171)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Knives, blades, scrapers

Tool. Large bronze knife, bronze handle attached by three rivets, handle in form of bulls leg and foot, tip of blade terminates in goose head curved back.

Provenance

From Kerma, tumulus 20. February, 1914: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1920: assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition