Palette

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Mes./579/4

Dimensions

Overall: 9.5 x 14.6 x 0.8 cm (3 3/4 x 5 3/4 x 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3833

Medium or Technique

Greywacke

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

Fish shaped; tail broken off; chipped around edges. Slight indentations in the center of both faces from use. Fins and gills are indicated by incised lines on both faces; eye is partially drilled through on both faces; suspension hole at top.

Provenance

From Mesaid [Mesa'eed]. M/579/4 Mes.
1913: 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