Naqada I–III, 3850–2960 B.C.
Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb M 123, No.25 (M/123/25)
Length x Width: 4.3 x 0.9 cm (1 11/16 x 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Ivory pendant. Thin, almost conical shape with horizontal incised lines for decoration over most of the body. Traces of white in some lines. Surface worn and split. Top carved with convex notch for stringing and suspension. Portion of bottom tip broken off and missing.
From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 123, no. 25 [M/123/25]. 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)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition