About this object

Heavily denticulated on one edge with widely spaced teeth. Pinkish colour. It has been suggested this was a comb used for flax.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Tools
  • Culture
    Predynastic Period
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Naqada
  • Date made
    4000 BC - 3100 BC about
  • Materials
    Flint
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum
  • Collector
    Egyptian Research Account
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Naqada
  • Date collected
    1895
  • Measurements
    x 50 mm x 64 mm
  • Note
    Compare with similar examples in W. M. F. Petrie, Abydos Part I: 1902 (London, 1902) pl. XXVI.
  • Related people
    Egyptian Research Account ( Collector, previous owner); Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery ( Previous owner); William Matthew Flinders Petrie ( Previous owner); Flaxman Charles John Spurrell ( Previous owner)

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Publications

  • Naqada and Ballas

    Petrie, William Matthew Flinders; Quibell, James Edward; Spurrell, F C J

    Author: Petrie, William Matthew Flinders; Quibell, James Edward; Spurrell, F C J
    Publisher: Quaritch, Bernard, London
    Date: 1896
    Description: Flaxman Spurrell wrote chapter 10, 'The Flint Implements of Naqada' pp. 55-59 and made illustrations of flints for plates LXVIII - LXXV. Available online http://archive.org/details/cu31924028748261

Ownership

Previous owners

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