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Fragment of an iron knife blade

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Fragment of an iron knife blade; long, narrow, thin blade, thicker on the back; round point; mended; heavily rusted.

Provenance

From the camp of Carian mercenaries, Tell Dafana (Daphnae). 1886: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; presented to the MFA at EEF fifth annual general meeting; sent over June 1, 1887.

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, 600–550 B.C.

Findspot

Tell Dafana, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 9.8 x 1.9 cm (3 7/8 x 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

87.512

Medium or Technique

Iron

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment