Decorated Cylinder Fragment

16.11.06.428
Hippopotamus ivory cylinder fragment with incised cross-hatching decoration featuring the design of a reed temple. It has been suggested this is part of a cylinder seal; but may also have been a part of a cylinder-shaped ceremonial staff. Found near the ‘Main Deposit’ in the temple at Nekhen. It bears the site number (520) after that of the lapis lazuli head (519) which was found by Harold Jones when he trenched in that part of the temple in December 1905.