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Ivory pendant of roughly drop-shaped proportions. Horizontal incised lines for decoration, with off-centered, almost perpendicular line across the rounded bottom. Traces of white remain in some of the incised lines. Hole drilled at top for suspension. Battered condition with fragments broken...

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Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed). 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 I–III, 3850–2960 B.C.

Findspot

Mesaid, Egypt

Dimensions

Length x Width: 2.8 x 1 cm (1 1/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.1058

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Pendants