About this object

Cresent shaped pressure flaked knife. Cracked across the tip and mended. Marked in pencil and overwritten in ink: "NAGADA P".

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Predynastic Period (Naqada II)
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Naqada
  • Date made
    3400 BC - 3100 BC about
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum
  • Collector
    Flaxman Charles John Spurrell
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Naqada
  • Date collected
    1894 - 1895
  • Measurements
    213 mm x 44 mm x 14 mm
  • Related people
    Egyptian Research Account ( Previous owner); Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery ( Previous owner); William Matthew Flinders Petrie ( Previous owner); Flaxman Charles John Spurrell ( Collector, previous owner)

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    Author: Petrie, William Matthew Flinders; Quibell, James Edward; Spurrell, F C J
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    Start date: 1894
    End date: 1894
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Previous owners

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