Knife with handle

Egyptian
Predynastic to Early Dynastic Period
2960–2649 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Abydos

Dimensions

Width x length: 3.7 x 15.2 cm (1 7/16 x 6 in.)

Accession Number

02.708

Medium or Technique

Flint

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Knives, blades, scrapers

This is a roughly chipped knife of gray flint. Its formal handle is intact, and the tip has broken away. It exhibits a bifacial retouching.

Provenance

From Abydos. 1902: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt, received by the MFA through subscription to the Egypt Exploration Fund on November 17, 1902. (Accession Date: November 17, 1902)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription