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Double bird-shaped palette

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Large greenish gray shield shaped palette with two birds' heads at the top, one now broken off; wide projection between the heads has a drilled hole for suspension. Tip slightly chipped, and some surface pitting on both faces.

Provenance

By 1970: with Jerome M. Eisenberg (New York); given to the MFA by Jerome M. Eisenberg December 16, 1970.

Credit Line

Gift of Jerome Eisenberg

Egyptian, Predynastic Period, Naqada I–III, 3850–2960 B.C.

Dimensions

Height: 36.8 cm (14 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1970.601

Medium or Technique

Greywacke

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical