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Two pieces of stone

Two sandstone palettes and one geode, broken in half. Three of five objects found thrown into a corner with this excavation number.


From Nubia, Kerma 1603-7. 1914 : excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 19 : assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Kerma, 2400–1550 B.C.


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


Palette 1: Overall: 7.5 x 7.8 x 2 cm (2 15/16 x 3 1/16 x 13/16 in.) Palette 2: Length x width: 9 x 7.7 cm (3 9/16 x 3 1/16 in.) Geode: Length x width: 5.4 x 4.8 cm (2 1/8 x 1 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Unclassifiable objects