Fish hook

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
Naqada I–III, 3850–2960 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 40

Dimensions

Overall: 15.2 x 1.7 x 0.8 cm (6 x 11/16 x 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.274

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Warfare, hunting, fishing

Ivory; good condition; hook with barbed point. From Mesa’eed.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 40, no. 1. [M/40/1]. 1910: 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