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Palette with birds' heads

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Rhomboid; with two horns (or bird heads ?) at one end; one corner chipped; horns broken off and mended.


From Deir el-Ballas, tomb no. B 309 (Exp.Ph. O.S. B 2521-24) 1900–01, excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt; brought from Harvard Camp in 1947. (Accession Date: January 1, 1947)

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Brought from Harvard Camp

Egyptian, Predynastic Period, Naqada II, 3650–3300 B.C.


Deir el-Ballas, Egypt

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Height x width x depth: 26.6 x 9 x .5 cm (10 1/2 x 3 9/16 x 3/16 in.)

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The Ancient World


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