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Provenance

From Seyala (ASN137/3/10). 1911. Excavated by Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition for the Archaeological Survey of Nubia; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the Egyptian government.

Credit Line

Archaeological Survey of Nubia

Nubian, A-Group, 3100–3000 B.C.

Findspot

Nubia, Egypt

Dimensions

Width x length: 2.5 x 6 cm (1 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

19.1562

Medium or Technique

Quartz

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical