8 June 2012
AN EGYPTIAN FLINT BLADE
PREDYNASTIC PERIOD, LATE NAQADA II-III, CIRCA 3300-3000 B.C.
Elongated, ripple-flaked on one face, smoothly polished on the other, with a razor-sharp curved serrated cutting edge
10½ in. (26.7 cm.) high
with Gallery II, Milwaukee, 1971.
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For similar flint knives, including one with an elaborate ivory handle, see nos. 165-168 in Needler, Predynastic and Archaic Egypt in The Brooklyn Museum.
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