Pendant tusk

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
Badarian to Naqada III 4500–2960 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 793

Dimensions

Length x Width: 7.4 x 1.7 cm (2 15/16 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3775

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Pendants

One of two similar pendants in the shape of tusks (with 13.3776); decorated with incised lines filled with black, slightly spiraling; top grooved for fastening.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed), Tomb 793 [M/793]. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.
(Accession Date: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition