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Bell shaped pendants

Four bell shaped pendant fragments covered with gold foil. Very corroded. They are about the shape of finger caps, however they are very thick and have a hole at the narrow end, suggesting that they are pendants of some sort.

Provenance

From Giza, Pit G 7143 B, chamber, at head in coffin. 1927: 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

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5, 2465–2323 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 3.2 x 2.5 cm (1 1/4 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

27-2-462.3

Medium or Technique

Gilded copper, gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Pendants