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Palette

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This rectangular palette is made of dark gray finely-grained stone with a bore hole drilled in one corner.

Provenance

From Mediq (ASN 78/37/2). 1908. Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Archaeological Survey of Nubia

Nubian, A-Group, 3100–3000 B.C.

Findspot

Nubia, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 5.7 x 0.8 x 9.1 cm (2 1/4 x 5/16 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

78/37/2

Medium or Technique

Stone

Collections

The Ancient World

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