Knife

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


Dimensions

Overall: 6.5 x 0.5 cm (2 9/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.1459

Medium or Technique

Flint

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Archery, spears, javelins

Mottled black and brown flint; bifacially retouched; slightly curved; pointed at one end; rounded at other.

Provenance

Said to be from the Faiyum. 1903: purchased for the MFA from Mohamed Mohassib, Luxor, Egypt by Albert M. Lythgoe as part of a group (03.1395-03.1469) for £4/16s. Acquired with funds from the Emily Esther Sears Fund. (Accession Date: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund