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Rectangular palette of medium gray finely-grained stone with only 1 flat finished surface. It shows extensive wear. 3 edges are rounded and the 4th is straight. One corner is chipped.

Provenance

Bahan. (ASN 17/3/3). 1907: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition for the Archaeological Survey of Nubia; awarded to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Archaeological Survey of Nubia

Egyptian, Predynastic Period, Naqada I, 3850–3650 B.C.

Findspot

Nubia, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 7.5 x 9.1 x 0.7 cm (2 15/16 x 3 9/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

17/3/3

Medium or Technique

Stone

Collections

The Ancient World

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