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A shell forehead ornament: in the form of an open hoop with a knob carved at one end and the other sharpened to a blunt point.
Diameter: 5.50 centimetres (external)
Thickness: 0.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Undisturbed examples were all found between or in front of the eyes but were not, apparently, for the suspension of face veils. Petrie (W. M. F. Petrie & J. E. Quibell, ‘Naqada and Ballas 1895’ (London, 1896), 48, nos. 91-3) was of the opinion that these objects were a form of model tusk.
G. Brunton, ‘Mostagedda and the Tasian Culture’ (London, 1937), 73, 88; pls.XL, 40; XLII, 37; Grave register, pl.XXXI;
The British Museum, 'Jewellery through 7000 years' [exhibition catalogue] (London, 1976), no. 5.
- On display (G64/dc3)
- Acquisition date
- Egypt and Sudan
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