Knife blade

Egyptian
Old Kingdom
2649–2100 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, street G 7400, W of S end of mastaba G 7510, Ank

Dimensions

Overall: 19 x 1 cm (7 1/2 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

25.1800

Medium or Technique

Flint

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Knives, blades, scrapers

Crescent-shaped large knife blade of tan flint.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, street G 7400, W of S end of mastaba G 7510, Ankh-haf, in front of mastaba G 7430-7440: G 7430, Minkhaf, below level of crude brick Ptolemaic wall. 1925: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition