Fishtail knife

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
Naqada I, 3850–3650 B.C.


Dimensions

Overall: 11.5 cm (4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

03.1387

Medium or Technique

Flint

On View

Egypt: Pre-Dynastic and Dynastic (Gallery 105A)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Knives, blades, scrapers

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