Cover to child's palette

Egyptian
Early Dynastic Period, Dynasty 2
2750–2649 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave Z 118

Dimensions

Length x width: 10 x 5.5 cm (3 15/16 x 2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.3071

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

Ivory cover for small rectangular slate palette (see object: 11.2496) belonging to a child. Battered condition.

Provenance

From Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave Z 118. 1910-11: 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.

(Accession date: December 7, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition