Fish-shaped palette fragment

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 47

Dimensions

Overall: 6.5 x 9 x 0.5 cm (2 9/16 x 3 9/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.199

Medium or Technique

Greywacke

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

Chipped; pierced at top; only rear half of fish remains; simple notched tail with no interior detail.

Provenance

From Mesaid [Mesa'eed] tomb 47, no. 40. [M/47/40]. 1910: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition