About this object

Ivory hairpin with thick shaft with seven incised lines near the top end. The head is rounded and the point is missing.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Ornament
  • Culture
    Predynastic Period (Naqada II)
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    3500 BC - 3100 BC
  • Materials
    Ivory
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum
  • Collector
    William Birkbeck
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1870
  • Measurements
    x 6.5 mm x 67 mm
  • Related people
    Susan Maria Birkbeck ( Collector, previous owner); William Birkbeck ( Collector, previous owner); Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery ( Previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

Object view = Humanities
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