Model knife

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4–5
2575–2323 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Said to be from Abydos

Dimensions

Overall: 5.8 x 2.8 cm (2 5/16 x 1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

03.1676

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Woodworking and stoneworking

Bronze; much corroded.

Provenance

Said to be from Abydos. 1903: purchased for the MFA in Qena, Egypt from Ghirgas by Albert M. Lythgoe as part of a group (03.1667-03.1681) for £3. Acquired with funds from the Emily Esther Sears Fund. (Accession Date: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund