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Flint knife, caramel color, bifacially retouched, denticulated edge.

Provenance

Said to be from Naqada. 1903: Purchased for the MFA in Qena, Egypt from Ghirgas by Albert M. Lythgoe for £1. Acquired with funds from the Emily Esther Sears Fund. (Accession Date: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

Egyptian, Early Dynastic Period, Dynasty 1, 2960–2770 B.C.

Dimensions

Other: 3.8 x 13.4 x 1.5 cm (1 1/2 x 5 1/4 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.1504

Medium or Technique

Flint

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Knives, Blades, Scrapers