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Gray- two birds' heads at top; no hole for suspension; good condition. From Mesa'eed.


From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 148, no 2 [M/148/2] 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)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Predynastic Period, Naqada II, 3650–3300 B.C.


Mesaid (Mesa'eed), Egypt

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Height x width: 4.9 x 3.7 cm (1 15/16 x 1 7/16 in.)

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Slate - greywacke


The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical