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This broad knife blade of light beige-colored flint has one straight edge and one rounded edge. It exhibits bifacial working.

Provenance

Said to be from Basilea. 1903: Purchased for the MFA in Qena, Egypt from Ghirgas by Albert M. Lythgoe for £2. 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 1–2, 2960–2649 B.C.

Dimensions

Width x length x thickness: 4.5 x 27.5 x 0.1 cm (1 3/4 x 10 13/16 x 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.1505

Medium or Technique

Flint

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Knives, Blades, Scrapers