Ivory top of staff ?

Egyptian
Predynastic
before 3850–about 2960 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 25

Dimensions

Overall: 4 x 8.7 cm (1 9/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.288

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Function unknown

Ivory top of staff (?) with end curved in form of hippopotamus; broken and repaired: parts of shaft missing; holes for attaching to wood. From Mesa’eed.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed), tomb 25, no. 3 [M/25/3]. 1910: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition