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Rectangular palette with one flat surface and one domed surface. Both ends show use wear and the corners are rounded. There are traces of green pigment remaining on the flat surface.


Bahan. (ASN 17/13/2). 1907: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition for the Archaeological Survey of Nubia; awarded to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Archaeological Survey of Nubia

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


Nubia, Egypt


Overall: 9.6 x 5.9 x 2.5 cm (3 3/4 x 2 5/16 x 1 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)


The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical