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Double bird-headed palette

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Slate; gray; birds' heads on top; pierced for suspension; good condition. From Mesa'eed.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed), tomb 210, no. 1. [M/210/1]. 1910: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: March 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Predynastic Period, Naqada II, 3650–3300 B.C.

Findspot

Mesaid (Mesa'eed), Egypt

Object Place for Label

Dimensions

Height x width: 20.7 x 8.9 cm (8 1/8 x 3 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.203

Medium or Technique

Greywacke

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical