Ivory knife



Accession Number
W562
Current Location
Cardiff University, C/O Phil Parkes
Object Type
Implements and utensils, Domestic equipment and utensils, Knife/blade
Material
Animal products (Ivory)
Provenance
Egypt, Cairo
Measurements
Length: 313mm | Width: 39mm | Depth: 9mm
Number of Elements
4
Culture
Egyptian
Animals
Hippopotamus | Crocodile

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Description

A blackened (possibly burnt) ivory knife with a depiction of a harpooner aiming at two crocodiles, a standing hippopotamus figure and two scorpions. It has been broken and mended in parts. A previous catalogue mentions a label with 'Cairo 221' on it. This is probably a fake item based on apotropaic wands.

Last modified: 04 Nov 2021

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