Badarian to Naqada III 4500–2960 B.C.
Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 793
Length x width: 2 x 4.2 cm (13/16 x 1 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This ivory object is perhaps a pendant (?). It is decorated with incised lines filled with black pigment. It is pierced and grooved for suspension. The bottom has broken away, obscuring the exact design of the incised decoration. Two parallel liens remain with an additional two lines extending downward from them at roughly 45-degree angles.
From Mesaid tomb 793 [M/793]. 1913: 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 4, 1913)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition