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Hair ornament

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
Naqada II (Gerzean) 3650–3300 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid (Mesa'eed), Tomb 958

Dimensions

Length: 12 cm (4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.3852

Medium or Technique

Ivory

On View

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

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Hair ornaments

Ivory; decorated incised lines filled with black, and zigzag end.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 958 [M/958]. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
(Accession Date: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition