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Bifacial knife

Neolithic Period, Buto–Merimda–Maadi
ca. 4500–4000 B.C.
From Egypt, Western Delta, Merimda Beni Salama, Vienna Academy of Science excavations, 1927–29
L: 7.7 cm (3 1/16 in.)
Credit Line:
Gift of Albert Rothbart, 1929
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 101
Excavated by Hermann Junker of the University of Vienna with funds from Albert Rothbart. Acquired by Mr. Rothbart from Vienna as a share of the division of finds and donated to the Museum, 1929.

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