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ES1605

A very large Egyptian Pre-Dynastic Stone Knife, 4000-2900 BC

This knife was created from one large piece of flint; using localized pressure (as opposed to striking the blade with a hammerstone), a craftsman precisely removed small flakes of flint to produce the ripple-flake on both sides and serrated cutting edge.  Given the large amount of time and skill involved in producing ripple-flaked knives, it is likely they were reserved for ceremonial use, as grave goods.

Dimensions:  Length: 10 3/4 inches (27.3 cm)

Condition:  Small loss to one tip otherwise intact and in excellent condition overall.  Museum quality custom mount.

Provenance: The Simonian Family Collection of Ancient Art, Switzerland, acquired in the 1960's and then by descent, legally imported into the USA in 2016.

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