Pendant or hair pin (?)

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


Findspot: Egypt, Naga el-Hai (Qena), tomb K 2158

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 2.6 x 0.9 x 0.2 cm (1 x 3/8 x 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3598

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Hair ornaments

Hair pin shaped like an arrow, with holes drilled in triangular end. Black incised horizontal lines and crosshatching on end.

Provenance

From Naga el-Hai (Qena), tomb K 2158. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition