Egyptian Neolithic flint discoidal knifeE274
A discoidal brown flint knife with a finely knapped curved blade.
Egypt, Neolithic period, Fayum, Birket Qarun, c. 5200-4000 BC
8.3 x 7.5 cms
Intact as shown
Ex. collection: Dr Richard Shenkel (1941-2008), New Orleans, USA. Formerly in a US collection acquired during the 1940’s-1950’s while surveying in the Northern Fayum desert around Birket Qarun (modern Lake Moeris). Shenkel was a professor of Anthropology at the University of New Orleans, USA.