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Knife

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


Dimensions

Width x length: 3.5 x 12.3 cm (1 3/8 x 4 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.1503

Medium or Technique

Flint

On View

Egyptian Funerary Arts Gallery (Mummies) (Gallery 109)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Knives, blades, scrapers

Black. One side straight, other curved (cutting edge).

Provenance

Said to be from Farshut. 1903: Purchased for the MFA in Qena, Egypt from Ghirgas by Albert M. Lythgoe for £1. Acquired with funds from the Emily Esther Sears Fund.
(Accession Date: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund