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Decorative butcher knife

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Tool. Large bronze knife, bronze handle attached by three rivets, handle in form of bulls leg and foot, tip of blade terminates in goose head curved back.


From Kerma, tumulus 20. February, 1914: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1920: assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Late Second Intermediate Period, 1630–1539 B.C.


Length x width: 34.4 x 4.5 cm (13 9/16 x 1 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Knives, Blades, Scrapers