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Pesesh-kef (Ritual Implement)

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: Pre-Dynastic, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
This implement, found in a Predynastic tomb, appears to be an early form of the two-pronged pesesh-kef used in funerary rituals. The long, pointed end would have been inserted into a handle.
DATES ca. 3800-3500 B.C.E.
PERIOD Predynastic Period, Naqada I Period
DIMENSIONS 2 9/16 x 4 15/16 in. (6.5 x 12.5 cm)  (show scale)
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Pre-Dynastic, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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CAPTION Pesesh-kef (Ritual Implement), ca. 3800-3500 B.C.E. Flint, 2 9/16 x 4 15/16 in. (6.5 x 12.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 07.447.870. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.07.447.870_erg3.jpg)
IMAGE overall, CUR.07.447.870_erg3.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 10/24/2008
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