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Ivory button/disc shape with convex top and flat bottom. Central piece extends from the center of bottom, which has a hole pierced through it as well as a bar extending from it for fastening.


From Sheikh Farag, Tomb 102. 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.


Sheikh Farag, Egypt


Height x diameter: 1.3 x 4.2 cm (1/2 x 1 5/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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