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Ivory pendant?

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This ivory object is perhaps a pendant (?). It is decorated with incised lines filled with black pigment. It is pierced and grooved for suspension. The bottom has broken away, obscuring the exact design of the incised decoration. Two parallel liens remain with an additional two lines extending...

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From Mesaid tomb 793 [M/793]. 1913: 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 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Mesaid, Egypt


Length x width: 2 x 4.2 cm (13/16 x 1 5/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Pendants