Pendant tusk

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 793

Dimensions

Height x width: 3.9 x 0.9 cm (1 9/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.3776

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 13.3775); decorated with incised lines filled with black, slightly spiraling; top grooved for fastening. Broken in three fragments; tip missing.

Provenance

From Mesaid 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