Hairpin

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
Naqada II, 3650–3390 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid (Mesa'eed), Tomb 109

Dimensions

Width x length: 1.7 x 15.6 cm (11/16 x 6 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.286a-b

Medium or Technique

Ivory

On View

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

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Hair ornaments

Brown; carved end with serpent; broken. From Mesa’eed.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 109 [M/109]. 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)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition