Knife

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


Dimensions

Width x length x thickness: 4.5 x 27.5 x 0.1 cm (1 3/4 x 10 13/16 x 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.1505

Medium or Technique

Flint

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Knives, blades, scrapers

This broad knife blade of light beige-colored flint has one straight edge and one rounded edge. It exhibits bifacial working.

Provenance

Said to be from Basilea. 1903: Purchased for the MFA in Qena, Egypt from Ghirgas by Albert M. Lythgoe for £2. Acquired with funds from the Emily Esther Sears Fund.
(Accession Date: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund