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Rectangular paletteof rough, gritty reddish stone with oval depression in middle.

Provenance

From Sheikh Farag, S.F.5011, black dirt on floor. 1923: 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,

Findspot

Sheikh Farag, Egypt

Dimensions

Other: 2.1 x 4.3 x 5.8 cm (13/16 x 1 11/16 x 2 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

23-11-310

Medium or Technique

Stone; sandstone?

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical