About this object

Flint blade with a long concave serrated edge, originally crescent-shaped. Excavated by Professor Flinders Petrie at the ancient town of Lahun, which flourished in the 19th and 18th centuries BC, around the pyramid complex of King Senusret II.

Marked in pencil 'Kahun".

Object specifics

  • Type
    Tools
  • Culture
    Middle Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Lahun
  • Date made
    2025 BC - 1700 BC about
  • Materials
    Flint
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum
  • Collector
    William Matthew Flinders Petrie
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Lahun
  • Date collected
    1890
  • Measurements
    7 mm x 31 mm x 81 mm
  • Related people
    Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery ( Previous owner); William Matthew Flinders Petrie ( Collector, previous owner); Flaxman Charles John Spurrell ( Previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

Object view = Humanities
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