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Palette

Basalt?; rectangular with bevelled edges; oval depression in center.

Provenance

Said to be from Gebelein. 1903: purchased for the MFA from Mohamed Mohassib, Luxor, Egypt by Albert M. Lythgoe as part of a group (03.1546-03.1547) for 5 shillings. Acquired with funds from the Emily Esther Sears Fund. (Accession Date: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, 1991–1783 B.C.

Accession Number

03.1546

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment