Knob or disc lid?

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


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, Tomb 102

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 1.3 x 4.2 cm (1/2 x 1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.3746

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Unclassifiable objects

Ivory button/disc shape with convex top and flat bottom. Central piece extends from the center of bottom, which has a hole pierced through it as well as a bar extending from it for fastening.

Provenance

From Sheikh Farag, Tomb 102. 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)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition