Pendant

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
Naqada I–III, 3850–2960 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid

Dimensions

Length x Width: 2.8 x 1 cm (1 1/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.1058

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Pendants

Ivory pendant of roughly drop-shaped proportions. Horizontal incised lines for decoration, with off-centered, almost perpendicular line across the rounded bottom. Traces of white remain in some of the incised lines. Hole drilled at top for suspension. Battered condition with fragments broken away and missing from surface.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed). 1910: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
(Accession Date: March 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition