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Accession_Number E.23.5
adlib_title Egyptian knife
Shape Knife
Shape_description
Material Flint
Fabric Egyptian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color
Decoration Curved blade with obvious carved handle,possibly had ivory attatchment at one time. Has 752 (Liverpool accession number) on flatter side.
Inscriptions
Condition Intact, if it did have ivory handle it is no longer there. There is a small amount of brown deposit around the edges of the artefact.
Technique/Style
Provenance Abydos
Period Predynastic
Date 7500-5500
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
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2002.98.0143.jpg
View of upperside of Egyptian Flint Knife.
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2002.98.0144.jpg
View of underside of Egyptian Flint Knife
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2008.08.0265.jpg
Above view of a flint Egyptian knife.
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2008.08.0266.jpg
Oblique view of the nupperside of an Egyptian Flint Knife
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2008.08.0267.jpg
Oblique view of the nupperside of an Egyptian Flint Knife
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2008.08.0268.jpg
Oblique view of the nupperside of an Egyptian Flint Knife
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2008.08.0270.jpg
Oblique view of the nupperside of an Egyptian Flint Knife
Comparanda
Bibliography
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 12.4 along top edge.
Diameters
Handle_height Handle has a width of 2.7
Other_dims. Width of 4.5 at widest point
Location Egypt
Edited_by Leigh; Kinsey
Date_edited 29/8/02; 09.01.2006
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