Knife

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza

Dimensions

Other: 6.4 x 22.8 cm (2 1/2 x 9 in.)

Accession Number

11.774

Medium or Technique

Flint

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Knives, blades, scrapers

Mixed light & tan flint, complete with repaired tip, marked ‘GMT/C/8.’

Provenance

FromEgypt, Menkaura Valley Temple, Giza, G.M.T. / C / 8. 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