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Peg with a human head

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
Naqada II (Gerzean) 3650–3300 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Naga el-Hai (Qena), tomb K 128

Dimensions

Length: 5.3 cm (2 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3495

Medium or Technique

Ivory

On View

Egypt: Pre-Dynastic and Dynastic (Gallery 105A)

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Ivory; eyes inlaid (one missing).

Provenance

From Naga el-Hai (Qena), tomb K 128. 1912-13: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
(Accession Date: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition