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Palette

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This finely-grained palette has a slightly elongated, rhomboidal shape. The surface is flat with a slight curve. There is some green pigmentation on one side. The ends are squared off.

Provenance

From Seali/Meris (ASN 40/57/1, 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: 11.5 x 6.3 x 0.8 cm (4 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

40/57/1

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical