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This is a tear drop-shaped, medium-grained palette of medium-gray stone with a raised ridge on each flat surface running along the long dimension. It has a chip along one edge.

Provenance

From Dakka (ASN102/243/1). 1910. 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

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

Findspot

Nubia, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 14.2 x 8.3 x 1.2 cm (5 9/16 x 3 1/4 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

102/243/1

Medium or Technique

Stone

Collections

The Ancient World

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