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Pendant of ivory or bone. Roughly triangular, arrow-like shape with notched decoration on sides of the bottom half, several with black fill/paint remaining. Top carved for suspension. Intact.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed), tomb 97 (M/97/1). 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: 3.4 x 1.4 cm (1 5/16 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.1047

Medium or Technique

Ivory or bone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Pendants