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Pendant of a man

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Ivory pendant of bearded man with stylized, somewhat schematic features. Eyes rendered by incised circles with central dots. Lower portion triangular with hole drilled in bottom for attachment or suspension.

Provenance

Said to be from Basilea. 1903: Purchased for the MFA at Qena, Egypt from Ghirgas by Albert M. Lythgoe as part of a group (03.1392-03.1394, 03.1470, 03.1683, 03.1698-13.1700) for £3. Acquired with funds from the Emily Esther Sears Fund. (Accession Date: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

Egyptian, Predynastic Period, Badarian to Naqada III, 4500–2960 B.C.

Dimensions

Length x Width x Depth: 3.5 x 1.5 x 0.5 cm (1 3/8 x 9/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.1698

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Pendants