About this object

Denticulated sickle blade with straight back. Tapering. White inclusion near the top end of the back.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Old Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Hierakonpolis
  • Date made
    2686 BC - 2181 BC
  • 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: Hierakonpolis
  • Date collected
    1897 - 1899
  • Measurements
    4 mm x 11 mm x 54 mm
  • Note
    Excavated by James Quibell and F. W. Green between 1897 and 1899.
  • 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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  • Egyptian Research Account Excavations at Hierakonpolis 1897 - 1899

    Start date: 1897
    End date: 1897
    Description: Excavations undertaken by James Quibell and F. W. Green at Hierakonpolis (Kom el-Ahmar; ancient Nekhen) for the Egyptian Research Account. Bibliography: J. E. Quibell and F. W. Green, Hierakonpolis, 2 volumes (London, 1900-2).


Previous owners

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