Palette

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
Naqada I, 3850–3650 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 44

Dimensions

Width x length: 7.6 x 28.8 cm (3 x 11 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.201

Medium or Technique

Greywacke

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

Slate; pointed both ends; chipped on one side. From Mesa’eed.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 44, no. 4. [M/44/4]. 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.
(Accession Date: March 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition