Naqada II–III, 3650–2960 B.C.
Object Place: Egypt, Shurafa
Overall: 8.3 x 15 x 0.4 cm (3 1/4 x 5 7/8 x 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Fish-shaped; with suspension hole. Very finely carved; only one small chip on bottom edge; no interior details. Tail distinct from body and splayed. No evidence of wear.
From Shurafa (north of Quft), (Lythgoe's excavations; December, 1900.) Exp. Ph. O.S. B 1037. Brought from Harvard camp 1947: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
Brought from Harvard Camp