Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, 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 in a handle.
ca. 3800-3500 B.C.E.
Predynastic Period, Naqada I Period
2 9/16 x 4 15/16 in. (6.5 x 12.5 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Pesesh-kef, 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
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 10/24/2008
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