Fragment of harpoon

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 85 (M/85/3)

Dimensions

Length x width: 9.5 x 2.3 cm (3 3/4 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.276

Medium or Technique

Ivory or bone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Traps, nets, hooks

Harpoon of ivory or bone with single barb remaining. Somewhat disintegrated, fragile; point broken away and missing.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed), tomb 85 [M/85/3]. 1910: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
(Accession date: March 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition