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Rectangular palette

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This rectangular palette of greywacke has an incised triple-line border around its perimeter. It has been mended from a break, and one small fragment is missing. The surface of the stone is lightly abraded and stained red in some areas. Stone palettes are identified particularly with earlier...

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From Zawiyet el-Aryan, grave 116. 1911: 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 2, 2750–2649 B.C.


Zawiet el-Aryan, Egypt


Length x width: 16.3 x 13.7 cm (6 7/16 x 5 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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