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Palette

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This is a finely-grained palette in the shape of a fish. The dorsal scales are articulated and there are two eyeholes bored into the fish. It is composed of medium-gray stone.

Provenance

From Nubia, 99/23/3. 1907-1911: excavated by the Archaeological Survey of Nubia; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Archaeological Survey of Nubia

Nubian, A-Group, 3100–3000 B.C.

Findspot

Nubia, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 18.2 x 9.2 x 0.5 cm (7 3/16 x 3 5/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

99/23/3

Medium or Technique

Stone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

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