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Knife

Black. One side straight, other curved (cutting edge).

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

Egyptian, Early Dynastic Period, Dynasty 1–2, 2960–2649 B.C.

Accession Number

03.1503

Medium or Technique

Flint

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Knives, Blades, Scrapers