Knife with handle

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


Dimensions

Length: 13.4 cm (5 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

04.1858

Medium or Technique

Flint

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Knives, blades, scrapers

This knife of dark, brown-gray flint has one dull, convex edge, a straight back, and a projecting handle.

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