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Fragment of rectangular palette

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This object is likely approximately half of a rectangular palette of greywacke. It shows a pronounced depression in the center, perhaps indicative of use. The other half is broken away and missing. There is a slight red stain on the surface. One corner is considerably chipped. No ornamentation...

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Provenance

From Ihnasya el-Medina (Herakleoplis Magna). 1903-1904: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; 1905, presented to the MFA by the EEF. (Accession Date: January 1, 1905)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Predynastic Period, Naqada II–III, 3650–2960 B.C.

Findspot

Ihnasya el-Medina (Herakleoplis Magna), Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width x thickness: 9.9 x 9 x 1 cm (3 7/8 x 3 9/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

05.261

Medium or Technique

Greywacke

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical