<em>Knife</em>, ca. 3400-3200 B.C.E. Chert, 2 3/8 x 1/4 x 7 7/8 in. (6 x 0.7 x 20 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 09.889.121. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.09.889.121_tlf.jpg)

Knife

Medium: Chert

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 3400-3200 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 2 3/8 x 1/4 x 7 7/8 in. (6 x 0.7 x 20 cm)

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Accession Number: 09.889.121

Image: CUR.09.889.121_tlf.jpg,To Live Forever: Egyptian Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum Broooklyn Installation (2010)

Catalogue Description:
Large knife of light brownish, partly conical chert. One face polished, the other flaked all over, with transversal ridges, extremely low, radiating from median line; on one spot of this a patch of the previous polished surface remains, which is left largely at butt. Fine bifacial retouch on back edges and butt, fine bifacial serration all along the cutting edge. The back edge is straight, the cutting edge gently curved, finally curving in a hemicycle to back edge, the butt rounded. Condition: Three minor chips.

Brooklyn Museum