Fishtail knife

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


Dimensions

Overall: 13.5 x 0.7 cm (5 5/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

03.1386

Medium or Technique

Flint

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Knives, blades, scrapers

Tan flint with streaks. Finely serrated from half the body to the U-Shaped blade, bifacially retouched.

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