Naqada I–III, 3850–2960 B.C.
Length: 13.5 cm (5 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This fishtail knife of dark beige-colored has a shallow V-shaped fork at one end and a rounded point at the other. The end of tang has broken off. The edges show slight retouching.
Said to be from Basilea. 1903: Purchased for the MFA at Qena, Egypt from Ghirgas by Albert M. Lythgoe for £2. Acquired with funds from the Emily Esther Sears Fund.
(Accession Date: January 1, 1903)
Emily Esther Sears Fund