Hair pin

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6–10
2323–2040 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Naga el-Mashayikh, (Meshiekh)

Dimensions

Length: 8.7 cm (3 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.1405

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Hair ornaments

Both ends broken off and missing

Provenance

From Naga el-Mashayikh (Meshiekh). 1912: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

(Accession date: December 5, 1912)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition