About this object

Bifacial rhomboid shaped flint knife, typical of Naqada I and early Naqada II. Pressure flaked on both sides with serrated edge. 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
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • 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
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