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Rhomboid palette

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About half of the object; broken diagonally across; one small chip missing from end. Slight depressions with faint grinding marks.

Provenance

From Mesaid [Mesa'eed] tomb 39, no. 3 [M/39/3]. 1910: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Mesaid, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 9 x 24.2 cm (3 9/16 x 9 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.208

Medium or Technique

Greywacke

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical