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Fragment of rectangular palette

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This fragment is one end of an undecorated rectangular palette of graywake. It is likely that approximately one-third to one-half of the original object is represented by the surviving fragment. One corner is missing. Corners appear to have been slightly rounded (judging from the sole remaining...

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Provenance

From Zawiyet el-Aryan, Tomb 482. (Z/482/x). 1911: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: October 19, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Early Dynastic Period, Dynasty 1, 2960–2770 B.C.

Findspot

Zawiyet el Aryan, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width x thickness: 12.5 x 10 x 1 cm (4 15/16 x 3 15/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.2535

Medium or Technique

Greywacke

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical