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Pendant of ivory. Roughly triangular, arrow-like shape with notched decoration on sides of the bottom half, some with trace amounts of black remaining. Top carved for suspension. Small fragment missing from one side.

Provenance

From Egypt, Mesaid (Mesa'eed), tomb 97 [M/97/2]. 1911: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds 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: 4.2 x 1.6 cm (1 5/8 x 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.1046

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Pendants