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Crescent-shaped knife

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This roughly crescent-shaped knife of beige-colored has somewhat crudely formed bifacial retouching.


Said to be from Sheikh Ali (Abadiya). 1903: purchased in Qena, Egypt from Ghirgas by Albert M. Lythgoe for the MFA as part of a group (03.1383-03.1387) for £6. Acquired with funds from the Emily Esther Sears Fund. (Accession date: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

Egyptian, Predynastic Period, Naqada I–Dynasty 0, 3850–2960 B.C.


Width x length: 5.5 x 21.7 cm (2 3/16 x 8 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Knives, Blades, Scrapers