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Bone pin

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This object is a small fragment (the bottom portion) of a bone pin with tapering sides and a slightly rounded point.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed), tomb 30 [M/30/3]. 1910: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt. (March 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Predynastic Period, Badarian to Naqada III, 4500–2960 B.C.

Findspot

Mesaid, Egypt

Dimensions

Length: 6.5 cm (2 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.270

Medium or Technique

Bone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical