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Seventy-one pebbles, or marbles, of various stones, various sizes; polished smooth and roundish in shape. Found with a palette, Eg.Inv.4792 Possibly late predynastic. [each pebble has not been assigned a specific number in the sequence assigned to it by the registrar in the accessioning process;...

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El Mahasna; plundered grave in cemetery H. 1909: Excavated by the Egyptian Excavation Fund; awarded to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of Finds by the government of Egypt; voted to the MFA by the government of Egypt. See also notes section

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Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Predynastic Period, Naqada I–III, 3850–2960 B.C.


el Mahasna, Egypt


Largest pebble is 2.1 cm long, smallest is .6 in diameter

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Stone (various kinds- travertine, agate, quartzites)


The Ancient World


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