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Pendant or hair pin (?)

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Hair pin shaped like an arrow, with holes drilled in triangular end. Black incised horizontal lines and crosshatching on end.

Provenance

From Naga el-Hai (Qena), tomb K 2158. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Predynastic Period, Naqada I–III 3850–2960 B.C.

Findspot

Naga el-Hai (Qena), Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 2.6 x 0.9 x 0.2 cm (1 x 3/8 x 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3598

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Hair Ornaments