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Bangle bracelet with incised decoration

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Wide, thin band of ivory, bent; ends fastened with copper wire (missing). Cuff mounted on board. Broken into three fragments.

Provenance

From Zawiyet el-Aryan, grave 116. 1910-11: 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. (Accession date: October 19, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Early Dynastic Period, Dynasty 1–2, 2960–2649 B.C.

Findspot

Zawyet el-Aryan, Egypt

Dimensions

Width x Diameter: 3.1 x 6 cm (1 1/4 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.2515

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Bracelets, Armlets