Bronze needle

Egyptian
Predynastic Period


Dimensions

Length: 5.5 cm (2 3/16 in.) Width: 0.2 cm (ends), 0.4cm (middle, widest part)

Accession Number

11.291

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Textile- and costume-making

Eye formed by turning over end; thicker in middle of shank. From Mesa’eed.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed). excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition