Knife with handle

Egyptian
Early Dynastic Period, Dynasty 1
2960–2770 B.C.


Dimensions

Length x Width x thickness: 3 x 10.4 x 0.8 cm (1 3/16 x 4 1/8 x 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

04.1859

Medium or Technique

Flint

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Knives, blades, scrapers

This knife of worked, beige-colored flint has one convex side and a straight back. Both edges are retouched rather crudely with more pronounced work on the concave edge. A handle has been fashioned at one end.

Provenance

Said to be from Sheikh Ali (Abadiya). 1904: Purchased for the MFA in Qena, Egypt from Ghirgas by Albert M. Lythgoe as part of a group ( 04.1855-04.1859) for £1. Acquired with funds from the Emily Esther Sears Fund. (Accession date: January 1, 1904)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund