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Palette fragment

This is a fragment of a rectangular grinding palette of a black stone. One side is smoothed to a flatter surface than the opposite. The rougher side has traces of a reddish residue.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, Tumulus IV B (corridor). 1914: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of the Sudan. (Accession Date: September 19, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Classic Kerma, about 1700–1550 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

20.5049

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels