Bone pin

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
Badarian to Naqada III, 4500–2960 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 30

Dimensions

Length: 6.5 cm (2 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.270

Medium or Technique

Bone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

This object is a small fragment (the bottom portion) of a bone pin with tapering sides and a slightly rounded point.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed), tomb 30 [M/30/3]. 1910: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
(March 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition