About this object

Intricate flint shaped like a bow-tie and may possibly represent double axe head. It can be compared to some examples excavated at Hierakonpolis in 2009 and 2011 (tombs 20, 48 and 49).

Marked in ink, "El Kab. Jan. 1902. Cas. "Basilea".

Object specifics

  • Type
    Tools
  • Culture
    Predynastic Period (Naqada I)
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Elkab
  • Date made
    3900 BC - 3600 BC about
  • Materials
    Flint
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Trustees of the Wellcome Collection
  • Collector
    Henry Solomon Wellcome
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Elkab
  • Date collected
    1902
  • Measurements
    32 mm x 76 mm x 8 mm
  • Related people

Ownership

Previous owners

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