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Peg for a Bookbinding

Object Name:
Peg for a bookbinding
5th–7th century
Attributed to Egypt, Bahnasa
Bone; incised and inlaid with paint
H. 2 7/16 in. (6.2 cm) W. 9/16 in. (1.5 cm) D. 3/16 in. (0.4 cm)
Ivories and Bone
Credit Line:
Gift of Egypt Exploration Fund, 1903
Accession Number:
Not on view
Egypt Exploration Fund, London (until 1903; gifted to MMA)
Needham, Paul. Bookbinding before 1600: a guide and hand-list to the exhibition, Twelve Centuries of Bookbindings. New York: Pierpont Morgan Library, 1979. Related Reference, fig. p. 10.

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