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Brown; carved end with serpent; broken. From Mesa'eed.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 109 [M/109]. 1910: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: March 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Predynastic Period, Naqada II, 3650–3390 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Findspot

Mesaid (Mesa'eed), Egypt

Dimensions

Width x length: 1.7 x 15.6 cm (11/16 x 6 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.286a-b

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Hair Ornaments