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Rectangular palette

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This greywacke palette is of generally rectangular dimensions with a slight taper to the longer sides. One face decorated with an incised double-line border. One side has a depression, some scrapes, and reddish staining from use. It is intact. Stone palettes are identified particularly with...

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From Zawiyet el-Aryan, tomb 133 (Z/133/2). 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 2, 2750–2649 B.C.


Zawiyet el-Aryan, Egypt


Height x width x thickness: 14.4 x 12.1 x 0.9 cm (5 11/16 x 4 3/4 x 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical