Needle

Egyptian
Predynastic Period


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid

Dimensions

Needle: 6.3cm (L) x 0.2cm (W) Case: 7.8cm (L) x 0.8cm (W)

Accession Number

13.3748a-b

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Textile- and costume-making

Bronze with end bent to form eye; in a hollow bone case.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 523 [M/523]. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Boston Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egpyt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition