'Tag' decorated with two birds' heads

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


Dimensions

4.5 x 2.1 x .3 cm

Accession Number

1971.131

Medium or Technique

Greywacke

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

Hartebeest horned or double bird head motif atop tag or shield shape. Very perfectly made and preserved.

Provenance

Purchased by the MFA at Sotheby Parke-Bernet, Febraury 25, 1971.

Credit Line

Egyptian Curator's Fund from funds deposited by Donald Edgar