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Fish-shaped palette

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Fish form; handle-type tail slightly broken; eye and hole for suspension drilled; good condition some slight chipping at edges.

Provenance

From Mesaid [Mesa'eed], tomb 17, no. 9 [M/17/9]. 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: 7.8 x 11.7 x 0.6 cm (3 1/16 x 4 5/8 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.207

Medium or Technique

Greywacke

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical