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Insect pendant

This is an oval pendant in the shape of an insect (beetle)?. It has a flat bottom and is pierced at both ends.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, G 2422, dump heap. 1936: 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Accession Number

37.1333

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Pendants