Ripple-flaked knife

Egyptian
Predynastic Period


Dimensions

Width x length: 5 x 21.5 cm (1 15/16 x 8 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.1390

Medium or Technique

Flint

On View

Egypt: Pre-Dynastic and Dynastic (Gallery 105A)

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Knives, blades, scrapers

Beautifully flaked and finely toothed.

Provenance

Said to be from Naqada. 1903: purchased for the MFA at Qena, Egypt from Ghirgas by Albert M. Lythgoe for £10. Acquired with funds from the Emily Esther Sears Fund.Sears Fund. (Accession Date: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund