About this object

Two-edged knife with base notched for a handle. Opaque pink buff flint.

Marked in pencil "Kuft" and in ink "Koptos".

Object specifics

  • Type
    Tools
  • Culture
    Old Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Qift
  • Date made
    2686 BC - 2181 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: Qift
  • Date collected
    1894
  • Measurements
    9 mm x 45 mm x 210 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)

Ownership

Previous owners

Object view = Humanities
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