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Ivory pendant. Thin, almost conical shape with horizontal incised lines for decoration over most of the body. Traces of white in some lines. Surface worn and split. Top carved with convex notch for stringing and suspension. Portion of bottom tip broken off and missing.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 123, no. 25 [M/123/25]. 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: 4.3 x 0.9 cm (1 11/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.1056

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Pendants