Double bird-headed palette
Predynastic Period, Naqada II–III
Height x width x depth: 21.6 x 11.4 x 0.6 cm (8 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Greywacke palette, smooth surface; heads of birds, one missing and restored, one chipped; point is chipped; two areas of wear or ancient chips that have been smoothed over.
By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way