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Fishtail knife

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Provenance

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, 3850–3650 B.C.

Dimensions

Overall: 11.5 cm (4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

03.1387

Medium or Technique

Flint

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Knives, Blades, Scrapers