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Pebbles

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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Provenance

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

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

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

Findspot

el Mahasna, Egypt

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

09.821.1-71

Medium or Technique

Stone (various kinds- travertine, agate, quartzites)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Archaeological materials