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Palette

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This is a finely-grained palette with a slightly elongated, rhomboidal shape. The surface is fairly flat.

Provenance

From Gerf Hussein (ASN 72/1). 1908. 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: 10.6 x 7 x 0.9 cm (4 3/16 x 2 3/4 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

72/1

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptan alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical