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Pendant tusk

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One of two similar pendants in the shape of tusks (with 13.3776); decorated with incised lines filled with black, slightly spiraling; top grooved for fastening.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed), Tomb 793 [M/793]. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Mesaid, Egypt

Dimensions

Length x Width: 7.4 x 1.7 cm (2 15/16 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3775

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Pendants