A (possibly ceremonial) knife with the handle carved out of hippopotamus or elephant ivory. The handle shows a raid or battle scene, the raiding party probably having reached by boats seen at the bottom of the scene. The blade itself is carved from a specific kind of flint stone found in Egypt. There are only a handful of such knives in existence and they date back to Pre-dynastic Egypt. All extant knives are believed to have been manufactured at a single site by a handful of expert craftsmen, based on analyses of the blade patterns and the carving techniques displayed on the handles. This particular one was apparently never used and meant more as a piece of decoration.
Another piece of pottery from pre-Pharaohnic Egypt. I was intrigued by the two necks though I have been unable to find out their purpose. The wear-and-tear gives the impression that it was actually used – but for what purpose?