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Handle (horn)

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
before 3850–about 2960 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid

Dimensions

Overall: 2.9 x 0.6 x 11.9 cm (1 1/8 x 1/4 x 4 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.299

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Function unknown

Cracked and splintered; pierced for attachment to object.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed). 1910: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt. See notes field.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition