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Cover to child's palette

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Ivory cover for small rectangular slate palette (see object: 11.2496) belonging to a child. Battered condition.

Provenance

From Zawiyet el-Aryan, grave 118. 1910-11: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession date: December 7, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Early Dynastic Period, Dynasty 2, 2750–2649 B.C.

Findspot

Zawyet el-Aryan, Egypt

Dimensions

Length x width: 10 x 5.5 cm (3 15/16 x 2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.3071

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical