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Small cartouche-shaped dish, central area depressed to hold paint or other substance. One side of cartouche base broken away, small chips at rim, otherwise perfect.

Provenance

From Semna S509; Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition;

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom,

Findspot

Semna, Nubia

Accession Number

24.1930.5

Medium or Technique

Slate

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical