About this object

Bifacial rhomboid lance, typical of Naqada I and early Naqada II. Pressure flaked on both sides with a fine cutting edge evenly serrated with micro-denticulations.

Marked in ink, "El Kab. Jan. 1902. Cas. 790" Also, the faint trace of the number 670B.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Predynastic Period (Naqada I - II)
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Elkab
  • Date made
    3500 BC about
  • Materials
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Bequest of Lt. Col. John Raymond Danson
  • Collector
    Michel Casira
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Elkab
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    52 mm x 394 mm x 7 mm
  • Note
    Compare with a similar object in 'Naqada and Ballas (1896), pl. LXXVI (photo) and pl. LXXII (drawing).
  • Related people
    Michel Casira ( Collector, previous owner); Edith Danson ( Previous owner); Francis Chatillon Danson ( Previous owner); John Raymond Danson ( Previous owner)

Explore related


  • Museum Acquisitions, 1978 in the Journal of Egyptian Archaeology vol. 66

    Bourriau, Janine (editor)

    Author: Bourriau, Janine (editor)
    Publisher: Egypt Exploraration Society
    Date: 1980
    Description: A list of Egyptian antiquities acquired in 1978 by museums in the United Kingdom. The article contains a complete list of the Danson collection of Egyptian antiquities acquired by World Museum in 1977.


Previous owners

  • John Raymond Danson

    Owned from: 1950-08-03
    How acquired: Inherited
    Owned until: 1976-06-18
    Disposal method: Bequest
  • Edith Danson

    Owned from: 1926-07-03
    How acquired: Inherited
    Owned until: 1950-08-03
    Disposal method: Bequest
  • Francis Chatillon Danson

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1926-07-03
    Disposal method: Bequest
  • Michel Casira

    Owned from: 1902
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1902
    Disposal method: Sold
Object view = Humanities
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