Fish-shaped palette

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 17

Dimensions

Overall: 7.8 x 11.7 x 0.6 cm (3 1/16 x 4 5/8 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.207

Medium or Technique

Greywacke

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

Fish form; handle-type tail slightly broken; eye and hole for suspension drilled; good condition some slight chipping at edges.

Provenance

From Mesaid [Mesa'eed], tomb 17, no. 9 [M/17/9]. 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