Knife

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza

Dimensions

Overall: 16 x 0.8 cm (6 5/16 x 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.791

Medium or Technique

Flint

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Knives, blades, scrapers

Tan Flint, one edge abraded, marked ‘MVT/I/1408’

Provenance

From Egypt, Menkaura Valley Temple, Giza. 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