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Fragments of rectangular palette

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These two stone fragments are from an undecorated (judging from the remainder) rectangular palette greywacke. The pieces join, comprising a little more than two-thirds of the original. The surfaces of the stone are slightly worn, and some areas are stained. Stone palettes are identified...

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From Zawiyet el-Aryan, Tomb 2 (Z/2/5). 1910: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds 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: 18.5 x 14.1 x 0.8 cm (7 5/16 x 5 9/16 x 5/16 in.)

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The Ancient World


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