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Palette

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Uneven rectangular shaped palette with one flat side and one curved side. The flat side has traces of green pigment. The stone is opaque white.

Provenance

From Gedekol (ASN77/115/6). 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: 8.7 x 4.4 x 1 cm (3 7/16 x 1 3/4 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

77/115/6

Medium or Technique

Stone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical