Knife with handle

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


Dimensions

Length x Width x thickness: 5 x 17.5 x 1 cm (1 15/16 x 6 7/8 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

04.1856

Medium or Technique

Flint

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Knives, blades, scrapers

This knife of light, brown-gray flint is bifacially retouched. It has been fashioned with a short handle. One edge is slightly curved.

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