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Rhomboid-shaped palette

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Rhomboid; slightly chipped; slight traces of use wear in central section of both sides; scratching on both sides.


Said to be from Sheikh Ali (Abadiya). 1903: Purchased for the MFA in Qena, Egypt from Ghirgas by Albert M. Lythgoe as part of a group (03.1493-03.1494, 03.1498, 03.1697) for £1. Acquired with funds from the Emily Esther Sears Fund. Accession Date: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

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


Overall: 16.8 x 7.5 x 0.6 cm (6 5/8 x 2 15/16 x 1/4 in.)

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The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical