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Grinding palette

A large grinding palette with one flat top surface. The stone has a reddish color on the underside.


From Nuri, Pyramid IX F.D. "NW" corner. 1918: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of King Amtalqa, 568–553 B.C.


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Other: 24.7 x 13.4 x 6.7 cm (9 3/4 x 5 1/4 x 2 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Hematite conglomerate stone


The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Foundation deposits