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Palette

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This is a finely-grained palette with a rounded rhomboidal shape. The ends are squared off. The surface is flat with a slight curve.

Provenance

From Mediq (ASN 79/177/4). 1908. Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Archaeological Survey of Nubia

Nubian, A-Group, 3100–3000 B.C.

Findspot

Nubia, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 20.5 x 11.8 x 1.2 cm (8 1/16 x 4 5/8 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

79/177/4

Medium or Technique

Stone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical