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Curved Knife

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES ca. 4400-3100 B.C.E., or earlier
    PERIOD Predynastic Period or much earlier
    DIMENSIONS 3 3/16 x 3/8 x 7 3/16 in. (8.1 x 1 x 18.2 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION 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)
    IMAGE overall, unedited master file, 37.82E_NegA_SL4.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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