Ivory fragment

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
Badarian to Naqada III, 4500–2960 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 30

Dimensions

Length x width x depth: 7 x 2.2 x 0.4 cm (2 3/4 x 7/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.267

Medium or Technique

Ivory or bone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Fragments

Fragment of ivory or bone, possibly originally an inlay piece. Broken in half, cracked; encrusted with dirt and white deposit.

Joins with object: 11.269.
See also B967 and B968.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 30 [M/30]. 1910: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
(Tomb card missing for grave 30, as of 6/04. See photos B967, B968).
(Accession date: March 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition