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Sickle (?) blade

Small rectangular blade of tan flint with both edges even and sharp.


From Abydos. 1902: 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 on November 17, 1902. (Accession Date: January 1, 1902)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Predynastic Period, 2960–2649 B.C.


Abydos, Egypt

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Knives, Blades, Scrapers