11 December 2003
AN EGYPTIAN FLINT SERRATED KNIFE BLADE
Naqada III, Circa 3300-3100 B.C.
The elongated blade smoothly polished on one face, ripple-flaked on the other, with a razor-sharp cutting edge
9¼ in. (23.5 cm.) long
with Galerie Nefer, Zürich, 1996.
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For similar flint knives, including one with an elaborately worked ivory handle, see nos. 165-168 in Needler, Predynastic and Archaic Egypt in The Brooklyn Museum.
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