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Fish-shaped palette fragment

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Chipped; pierced at top; only rear half of fish remains; simple notched tail with no interior detail.

Provenance

From Mesaid [Mesa'eed] tomb 47, no. 40. [M/47/40]. 1910: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds 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: 6.5 x 9 x 0.5 cm (2 9/16 x 3 9/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.199

Medium or Technique

Greywacke

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical