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Bell shaped pendants

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5
2465–2323 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Pit G 7143 B, chamber, at head in coffin

Dimensions

Overall: 3.2 x 2.5 cm (1 1/4 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

27-2-462.3

Medium or Technique

Gilded copper, gold

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Pendants

Four bell shaped pendant fragments covered with gold foil. Very corroded. They are about the shape of finger caps, however they are very thick and have a hole at the narrow end, suggesting that they are pendants of some sort.

Provenance

From Giza, Pit G 7143 B, chamber, at head in coffin. 1927: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition