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Handle (horn)

Cracked and splintered; pierced for attachment to object.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed). 1910: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt. See notes field.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Predynastic Period, before 3850–about 2960 B.C.

Findspot

Mesaid, Egypt

Accession Number

11.299

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Unclassifiable objects, Function Unknown