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Palette

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Rectangular palette with rounded corners and curved sides. Shallow groove in center with traces of green mineral. Stone has gray and white veins with a large white stripe runing through the center of the length.

Provenance

From south of Egeba (ASN148/23A/3). 1911. Excavated by Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition for the Archaeological Survey of Nubia; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the Egyptian government.

Credit Line

Archaeological Survey of Nubia

Nubian, A Group, 3100–3000 B.C.

Findspot

Nubia, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 6.6 x 2.2 x 10.3 cm (2 5/8 x 7/8 x 4 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

148/23A/3

Medium or Technique

Stone

Collections

The Ancient World

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