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Rhomboidal palette

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Rhomboid; with corners projecting at the shorter axis; indications of wear on one side; broken in two and mended.

Provenance

From Tukh. Exp.Ph. O.S. B 9887 / B 9892. Purchased by Albert M. Lythgoe in Egypt for the MFA; January, 1901. Brought from Harvard Camp in 1947

Credit Line

Brought from Harvard Camp

Egyptian, Predynastic Period, Naqada I–II, 3850–3300 B.C.

Findspot

Tukh, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 10.7 x 25.5 x 2.2 cm (4 3/16 x 10 1/16 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

47.1641

Medium or Technique

Greywacke

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical