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Palette

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Palette with a rhomboidal rectangular shape. Both surfaces are flat. There is a small chip on one edge. There are traces of green pigment on one surface. The stone is light grayish white with gray veins.

Provenance

From south of Egeba (ASN148/166/1). 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: 8.5 x 4.4 x 1 cm (3 3/8 x 1 3/4 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

148/166/1

Medium or Technique

Stone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical