Knife card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Knife

56.20.57

Currently not on display

Information

Flint knife, convex back, straight cutting edge, butt tranchet flaked. Light purplish patina with grey-brown streaks, fine pressure flaking. Marked in pencil K 89 [Kahun 1889]. Excavated by Professor Flinders Petrie at the ancient town of Lahun, which flourished in the 19th and 18th centuries BC, around the pyramid complex of King Senusret II.