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Egyptian
Predynastic Period
Naqada I, 3850–3650 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x length: 2.2 x 6.8 cm (7/8 x 2 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.1498

Medium or Technique

Steatite

On View

Egypt: Pre-Dynastic and Dynastic (Gallery 105A)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

Steatite; notched on one edge.

Provenance

Said to be from Sheikh Ali (Abadiya). 1903: Purchased for the MFA in Qena, Egypt from Ghirgas by Albert M. Lythgoe as part of a group (03.1493-03.1494, 03.1498, 03.1697) for £1. Acquired with funds from the Emily Esther Sears Fund. Accession Date: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund