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Palette in the shape of a fish

Slate; fish form; incised details on edge; inlaid eye; pierced for suspension. From Mesa'eed.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 123, no. 6. [M/123/6]. 1910: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: March 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Predynastic Period, Naqada I, 3850–3650 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Findspot

Mesaid, Egypt

Accession Number

11.224

Medium or Technique

Greywacke

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical