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Rectangular palette of medium-gray finely-grained stone with 2 parallel incised lines forming a border around the top surface. There is wear on both sides. One corner is broken. The surface is uneven and mottled black, perhaps caused by environmental factors. There is a small reddish spot.

Provenance

From Wadi Alaqi (ASN111/75/1).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,

Findspot

Nubia, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 12.4 x 13 x 0.9 cm (4 7/8 x 5 1/8 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

111/75/1

Medium or Technique

Stone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

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