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Palette

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This is a finely-grained, rectangular palette with slightly rounded surfaces. The stone is white with tiny sparkles.

Provenance

From south of Egeba (ASN148/7/2). 1911. Excavated by Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition for the Archaeological Survey of Nubia; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the Egyptian government.

Credit Line

Archaeological Survey of Nubia

Nubian, A-Group, 3100–3000 B.C.

Findspot

Nubia, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 11.2 x 4.5 x 1.3 cm (4 7/16 x 1 3/4 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

148/7/2

Medium or Technique

Stone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical