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Circular slate plate. There is a small inscribed circle in the center of the interior. It is broken and mended. It is in excellent condition. It is complete.

Provenance

Said to be from Sheikh Ali (Abadiya). 1903: purchased for the MFA in Qena, Egypt from Ghirgas by Albert M. Lythgoe as part of a group (03.1499-03.1502) for £6. Acquired with funds from the Emily Esther Sears Fund. (Accession Date: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

Egyptian, Early Dynastic Period, 2960–2676 B.C.

Dimensions

Diameter: 34 cm (13 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

03.1501

Medium or Technique

Greywacke

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels