About this object

Two-edged knife with base notched for a handle. Dark fawn flint.

Marked in ink "Coptos". Dated by Spurrell as 1st Dynasty.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Early Dynastic Period
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Qift
  • Date made
    3100 BC - 2686 BC about
  • Materials
  • 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: Qift
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    9 mm x 45 mm x 214 mm
  • Note
    Excavated by W. M. Flinders Petrie during the winter of 1893-1894 for the Egyptian Research Account. See Petrie, W. M. Flinders 1896. Koptos. London: Bernard Quaritch.
  • 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)


Previous owners

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