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Fish-shaped palette

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Fish-shaped palette; notched tail; drilled eye and suspension hole; mouth indicated by small .5 cm incision on both faces; one side more convex; no signs of wear.

Provenance

Found in digging the Aswan dam 1900-1901.

Credit Line

Gift of Charles Greely Loring

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

Dimensions

Overall: 12.8 x 0.8 x 23.5 cm (5 1/16 x 5/16 x 9 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

01.7452

Medium or Technique

Greywacke

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical