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This is a long needle or pin with tip bent and broken.

Provenance

From Mediq (ASN 79/135). 1908. 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.

Credit Line

Archaeological Survey of Nubia

Nubian, A-Group, 3100–3000 B.C.

Findspot

Nubia, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 8 x 0.3 cm (3 1/8 x 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

79/135

Medium or Technique

Copper

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment