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Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES ca. 4400-3100 B.C.E.
    PERIOD Predynastic Period
    DIMENSIONS 3 1/4 x 1/2 x 10 7/8 in. (8.2 x 1.3 x 27.6 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Knife, ca. 4400-3100 B.C.E. Flint, 3 1/4 x 1/2 x 10 7/8 in. (8.2 x 1.3 x 27.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.81E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.81E_NegA_SL4.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, unedited master file, 37.81E_NegA_SL4.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Bifacially worked flint knife which is lenticular in section. The lower, or cutting edge of the knife is crescent shaped while the upper edge is roughly flat. The handle, with curved lower edge, was formed by removing a crescent shaped piece of the stone from the lower rear part of the knife. Condition: good
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