Sickle(?) blade

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
Naqada I–III, 3850–2960 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Abydos

Dimensions

Length: 5.3 cm (2 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.1890

Medium or Technique

Flint

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Knives, blades, scrapers

This rectnagular blade of taupe-colored flint blade has one edge with a very pronounced denticulation opposite a straight edges. One end appears to have broken off.

Provenance

From Abydos. 1903: 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. (Accession Date: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription