Knife

Egyptian
Early Dynastic Period, Dynasty 1–2
2960–2649 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Abydos

Dimensions

Length x thickness: 22.5 x 0.5 cm (8 7/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.1837

Medium or Technique

Flint

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Knives, blades, scrapers

This knife is roughly fashioned of gray-white flint. Part of the handle has broken off and edges show irregular chipping.

Provenance

From Abydos. 1903: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt, received by the MFA through subscription to the Egypt Exploration Fund. (Accession Date: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription