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Fragmentary turtle palette

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This is a roughly-rectangular, finely-grained fragment of a medium-gray stone palette with a small handle that is chipped. The fragment is broken on two sides and has red paint residue that is scratched over.

Provenance

From Gedekol (ASN 76/61/4). 1908. Excavated by the Archaeological Survey of Nubia; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Archaeological Survey of Nubia

Nubian, A-Group,

Findspot

Nubia, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 9.7 x 0.7 x 9 cm (3 13/16 x 1/4 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

76/61/4

Medium or Technique

Stone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment