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Pendant tusk

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One of two similar pendants in the shape of tusks (with 13.3775); decorated with incised lines filled with black, slightly spiraling; top grooved for fastening. Broken in three fragments; tip missing.


From Mesaid 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.


Mesaid, Egypt


Height x width: 3.9 x 0.9 cm (1 9/16 x 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Pendants