Knife card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum



Currently not on display


Leaf shaped knife with a notch at the base forming a handle, pink-buff opaque. Marked ARSINOE. Arsinoe (Greek: Ἀρσινόη) was an ancient city at the northern extremity of the Heroopolite Gulf (Gulf of Suez), in the Red Sea. CONDITION NOTE (1998): Broken, adhesive on surface, concretions. Collected by W. M. F. Petrie in the al-Marashda region during the winter of 1893-4 for the Egyptian Research Account. See Petrie, W. M. Flinders 1896. Koptos. London: Bernard Quaritch.