Knife

Egyptian
Early Dynastic Period, Dynasty 1
2960–2770 B.C.


Dimensions

Other: 3.8 x 13.4 x 1.5 cm (1 1/2 x 5 1/4 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.1504

Medium or Technique

Flint

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Knives, blades, scrapers

Flint knife, caramel color, bifacially retouched, denticulated edge.

Provenance

Said to be from Naqada. 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