Knife

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
2575–2465 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza

Dimensions

Overall: 21.5 x 0.8 cm (8 7/16 x 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.261

Medium or Technique

Flint

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Knives, blades, scrapers

Tan Flint, Handle possibly broken, Cross mended in three parts, marked ‘GMT/C/7’

Provenance

From Egypt, Menkaura Pyramid Temple, Giza. G.M.T. / C / 7. 1911:Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition