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Scribe's Knife from the Burial of Amenemhat

Period:
New Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 18, early
Reign:
reign of Thutmose I–early sole Thutmose III
Date:
ca. 1504–1447 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Asasif, Tomb of Neferkhawet (MMA 729), east chamber, Burial of Amenemhat (V), inside coffin, by head, MMA excavations, 1934–35
Medium:
Bronze or copper alloy
Dimensions:
L. 18.3 cm (7 3/16 in.); W. 1.8 cm (11/16 in.); Greatest thickness of blade 0.2 cm (1/16 in.); Diam of hoof 0.8 cm (5/16 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1935
Accession Number:
35.3.29
Not on view
Excavated by the Egyptian Expedition of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1934–1935. Acquired by the Museum in the division of finds, 1935.

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