Knife

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


Dimensions

Width x length: 3 x 10 cm (1 3/16 x 3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.1385

Medium or Technique

Flint

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Knives, blades, scrapers

This knife of flint of mottled dark brown and beige color is approximately lenticular in shape and bifacially retouched. One edge is finely serrated.

Provenance

Said to be from Sheikh Ali (Abadiya). 1903: purchased in Qena, Egypt from Ghirgas by Albert M. Lythgoe for the MFA as part of a group (03.1383-03.1387) for £6. Acquired with funds from the Emily Esther Sears Fund. (Accession date: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund