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Rectangular palette

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This greywacke palette is shaped as a rectangle with rouned corners and slightly convex short sides. Its outer edges are slightly beveled and have been chipped. Traces of green pigment remain on the active surface and indicate use. Stone palettes are identified particularly with earlier periods...

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Provenance

From Naga el-Hai (Qena), tomb K 2093. 1913: 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: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Predynastic Period, Naqada III 3300–2960 B.C.

Findspot

Naga el-Hai (Qena), Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width x thickness: 19 x 8.2 x 1.1 cm (7 1/2 x 3 1/4 x 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3913

Medium or Technique

Greywacke

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical