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Bronze knife blade (leather cutter)

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Thin, curved bronze blade, somewhat incrusted.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C.Granville Way.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian,

Dimensions

Overall: 1.9 x 11.4cm (3/4 x 4 1/2in.)

Accession Number

72.4499

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Knives, Blades, Scrapers