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Palette in the shape of a turtle

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Tortoise-shaped; pierced for suspension; good condition. From Mesa'eed.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 123, no. 5. [M/123/5]. 1910: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the divsion of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: March 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Predynastic Period, Naqada I, 3850–3650 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Findspot

Mesaid, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 51 x 42 cm (20 1/16 x 16 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.227

Medium or Technique

Slate - greywacke

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical