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Feline/leonine palette

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This object is not an ancient piece, though it has obviously been made in an attempt to imitate the style of Predynastic palettes. It is a palette of gray stone in the shape of a feline/lion with an inlaid eye of ivory, set with black adhesive visible in and around a drilled pupil. One of...

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Provenance

Not ancient. Said to be from Naqada. 1903: purchased for the MFA from Mohamed Mohassib, Luxor, Egypt by Albert M. Lythgoe as part of a group (03.1474-03.1490) for £4. Acquired with funds from the Emily Esther Sears Fund. (Accession Date: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

Egyptian, In the style of Nagada II,

Object Place

Said to be from Naqada, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width x thickness: 12 x 6 x 0.5 cm (4 3/4 x 2 3/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.1475

Medium or Technique

Greywacke, ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical