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Hair pin

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Ivory hair pin; pointed end only.

Provenance

From Mesheikh. 1912: 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: December 5, 1912)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6–10, 2323–2040 B.C.

Findspot

Mesheikh, Egypt

Dimensions

Height: 6.7 cm (2 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

12.1400

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Hair Ornaments