Fragment of harpoon
Badarian to Naqada III, 4500–2960 B.C.
Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 85 (M/85/3)
Length x width: 9.5 x 2.3 cm (3 3/4 x 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ivory or bone
Not On View
Harpoon of ivory or bone with single barb remaining. Somewhat disintegrated, fragile; point broken away and missing.
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)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition