About this object

Fragments of a green stained bone hair pin. In 1899 was recorded as "broken, two pieces missing, point lost" and was 79 mm in length. Now only the rounded end survives. From Cemetery Y at Hiw, grave Y97. From Cemetery Y at Hiw, grave Y97, that contained a robbed burial of a woman with an enormous wig of plaited hair.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    Middle Kingdom; Second Intermediate Period
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Hiw-Semaina region: Hiw
  • Date made
    2025 BC - 1650 BC about
  • Materials
    Bone Animal
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Committee of the Egypt Exploration Fund, 1899
  • Collector
    Egypt Exploration Society
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Hiw-Semaina region: Hiw
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    3 mm x 8 mm x 26 mm
  • Note
    Hiw-Semaina region = Diosopolis Parva
  • Related people
    Egypt Exploration Society ( Collector, previous owner)

Explore related


  • Mace's Cemetery Y at Diospolis Parva

    Bourriau, Janine

    Author: Bourriau, Janine
    Publisher: OLA
    Date: 2009


Previous owners

  • Egypt Exploration Society

    Owned from: 1899
    How acquired: Division of Finds
    Owned until: 1899-09-25
    Disposal method: Donation (Excavation Subscription)
Object view = Humanities
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