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Fish-shaped palette

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Fish form; tail indicated by notches; hole double drilled at top for suspension; good condition.

Provenance

From Mesaid [Mesa'eed] tomb 133, no. 9 [M/133/9]. 1910: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Mesaid, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 14.7 x 21.8 x 0.8 cm (5 13/16 x 8 9/16 x 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.206

Medium or Technique

Greywacke

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical