Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
ca. 4400-3100 B.C.E., or earlier
Predynastic Period or much earlier
3 3/16 x 3/8 x 7 3/16 in. (8.1 x 1 x 18.2 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
Flint knife which is lenticular in section. The tip of the blade is rounded and the cutting edge is curved convexly. The handle is one with the blade. Its bottom edge is vaguely crescent shaped. The upper part of the knife is smooth and does not have the chipped surface of the lower half.
Condition: Incrusted dirt in spots; otherwise good.
This item is not on view
Curved Knife, ca. 4400-3100 B.C.E., or earlier. Flint, 3 3/16 x 3/8 x 7 3/16 in. (8.1 x 1 x 18.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.82E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.82E_NegA_SL4.jpg)
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