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Small Knife

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

  • Reportedly From: Abusir, Egypt
  • DATES 305–30 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 26 or later
    PERIOD Ptolemaic Period
    DIMENSIONS 1/2 × 1/16 × 4 5/8 in. (1.3 cm, 2mm, 11.8 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Small bronze single-edged, self-handled knife with straight edge, found bound with scribe's palette and five pens. (Outline resembles the reed feather hieroglyph.) Found with 37.451Ea-h. Condition: Beige to gray in color, with large areas of green. Bent slightly near handle end of blade.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Small Knife, 305–30 B.C.E. Bronze, 1/2 × 1/16 × 4 5/8 in. (1.3 cm, 2mm, 11.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.452E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , CUR.37.452E_view01.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.37.452E_view01.jpg., 2019
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