Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Carved handle of a ceremonial knife

Period:
Predynastic, Late Naqada III
Date:
ca. 3200 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt; Possibly from Upper Egypt, Qau
Medium:
Ivory
Dimensions:
L. 10.7 (4 3/16 in); h. 5.4 cm (2 1/8 in); th. 4 x h. 5.4 cm (1 9/16 in)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1926
Accession Number:
26.7.1281
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 101
Acquired by Lord Carnarvon (d. 1923), Cairo. Carnarvon Collection. Collection acquired by the Museum from Lady Carnarvon 1926.

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