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Fragment of rectangular palette

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This fragment is likely a little more than half of an original rectangular palette of greywacke. Its outer edges are very slightly rounded (convex). One face has a border of three parallel incised lines. The surface is abraded in what would have been the original center, likely indicative of...

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From Zawiyet el-Aryan, tomb 86 (Z/86). 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)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Zawiyet el-Aryan, Egypt


Height x width x thickness: 16 x 13.1 x 1.1 cm (6 5/16 x 5 3/16 x 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical