Hair pin

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


Findspot: Egypt, Naga el-Mashayikh

Dimensions

Length: 7 cm (2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

12.1406

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Hair ornaments

Hair pin; End thicker; upper half only.

Provenance

From Naga el-Mashayikh (Mesheikh). 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