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Palette

Slate cosmetic palette in the form of a bird.

Provenance

Bahan. (ASN 17/3/2). 1907: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition for the Archaeological Survey of Nubia; awarded to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (accessioned 1919).

Credit Line

Archaeological Survey of Nubia

Egyptian, Predynastic Period, early 4th–early 3rd millennium B.C.

Findspot

Nubia, Egypt

Accession Number

19.1552

Medium or Technique

Slate

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical