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Palette

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Rectangular palete with signs of wear. Composed of dark gray stone with cream-colored inclusions. Traces of red pigment.

Provenance

From east bank opposite Barda (ASN142/3/6). 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: 11.5 x 1.5 x 16.3 cm (4 1/2 x 9/16 x 6 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

142/3/6

Medium or Technique

Stone

Collections

The Ancient World

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