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Hair pin

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Both ends broken off and missing

Provenance

From Naga el-Mashayikh (Meshiekh). 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

Naga el-Mashayikh, Egypt

Dimensions

Length: 8.7 cm (3 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.1405

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Hair Ornaments