Double bird-shaped palette

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
Naqada I–III, 3850–2960 B.C.


Dimensions

Height: 36.8 cm (14 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1970.601

Medium or Technique

Greywacke

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

Large greenish gray shield shaped palette with two birds’ heads at the top, one now broken off; wide projection between the heads has a drilled hole for suspension. Tip slightly chipped, and some surface pitting on both faces.

Provenance

By 1970: with Jerome M. Eisenberg (New York); given to the MFA by Jerome M. Eisenberg December 16, 1970.

Credit Line

Gift of Jerome Eisenberg