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Basalt, worn very smooth. Oval and flat in profile.

Provenance

From Hierakonpolis. 1898: Excavated by J. E. Quibell for the Egyptian Research Account, given to the MFA by the Egyptian Research Account. (Accession date: November 1, 1898)

Credit Line

Egyptian Research Account by subscription

Egyptian, Predynastic Period, Naqada II–III, 3650–2960 B.C.

Findspot

Hierokonpolis, Egypt

Dimensions

Depth x length x width: 1.9 x 5 x 3.2 cm (3/4 x 1 15/16 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

98.1023

Medium or Technique

Granite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical