Knife with handle

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
2575–2465 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Mycerinus Queen's Temple MQT 7

Dimensions

Overall: 13.3 x 0.8 x 6.1 cm (5 1/4 x 5/16 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.776

Medium or Technique

Flint

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Knives, blades, scrapers

Tan flint knife, large portion of blade missing, chip missing from end of handle; marked ‘MQT 7’. 11.777 seems to belong to the same object but does not join.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Queen's Temple, MQT 7. 1911: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition