Flint knife blade

Made:
1000-400 BCE in Egypt
maker:
Unknown
Miscellaneous beauty objects. Ancient Egyptian and Roman. BC. Miscellaneous beauty objects. Ancient Egyptian and Roman. BC.

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Miscellaneous beauty objects. Ancient Egyptian and Roman. BC.
Science Museum Group Collection
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Miscellaneous beauty objects. Ancient Egyptian and Roman. BC.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Flint knife blade, for opening the abdomen of the dead for evisceration prior to embalming, unsigned, Egyptian, 1000BC-400BC.

Details

Category:
Classical & Medieval Medicine
Object Number:
A17318
Materials:
flint and incomplete
type:
knife
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
credit:
Sotheby's