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Palette

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This is a finely-grained palette with a slightly elongated, rhomboidal shape. The surface is flat, and the ends are squared off. There are a few small remnants of green pigment. The stone is pinkish-white quartzite or travertine (Egyptian alabaster).

Provenance

From Metadul (ASN 50/42) 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: 12 x 7.3 x 1.2 cm (4 3/4 x 2 7/8 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

50/42

Medium or Technique

Stone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical