Knife

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple/I/331

Dimensions

Overall: 9.5 x 0.6 cm (3 3/4 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.792

Medium or Technique

Flint

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Knives, blades, scrapers

Gray flint, bifacially retouched, marked ‘MVT/I/331’ in ink.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple, MVT/I/331. 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