Ivory hair ornament

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


Findspot: Egypt, Meshiekh

Dimensions

Length: 12.3 cm (4 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.1404

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Hair ornaments

Ivory hair ornament. A head is carved at one end. It is broken into two fragments.

Provenance

From 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