Fish-shaped palette

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 61

Dimensions

Overall: 11.4 x 22.9 x 0.6 cm (4 1/2 x 9 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.212

Medium or Technique

Greywacke

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

Fish-shaped; pierced at top (drilled from both faces); tail indicated by notches; good condition, tail slightly chipped.

Provenance

From Mesaid [Mesa'eed] tomb 61, no. 4 [M/61/4]. 1910: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition