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Fish shaped; tail broken off; chipped around edges. Slight indentations in the center of both faces from use. Fins and gills are indicated by incised lines on both faces; eye is partially drilled through on both faces; suspension hole at top.

Provenance

From Mesaid [Mesa'eed]. M/579/4 Mes. 1913: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Predynastic Period, late Naqada I–III 3850–2960 B.C.

Findspot

Mesaid, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 9.5 x 14.6 x 0.8 cm (3 3/4 x 5 3/4 x 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3833

Medium or Technique

Greywacke

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical