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Fishtail knife

Period:
Predynastic, Naqada I
Date:
ca. 3900–3650 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt
Medium:
Flint
Dimensions:
L: 15.2 cm (6 in.); W: 4 cm (1 9/16 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1910
Accession Number:
10.176.96
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 101
Purchased by the Museum from Mohammed Mohassib, Luxor, 1910.

Hayes, William C. 1953. Scepter of Egypt I: A Background for the Study of the Egyptian Antiquities in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Part I: From the Earliest Times to the End of the Middle Kingdom. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 19.

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