Hair pin or kohl stick (?)
Naqada I–III, 3850–2960 B.C.
Findspot: Egypt, El-Amrah
Length: 9.5 cm (3 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This ivory object is either a hair pin or kohl stick. It has been decorated with two thick bands of an incised cross-hatch pattern and dividing lines at the top. Ttwo deeply incised lines below divide the pin roughly into thirds.
From el-Amrah. 1901: Excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund by the government of Egypt; given to the MFA by the Egypt Exploration Fund.
(Accession Date: October 1, 1901)
Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription