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Palette

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
early 4th–early 3rd millennium B.C.


Findspot: Nubia, Egypt, Khor Bahan, Cemetery 17, Grave 3

Dimensions

Width x length: 6 x 7.5 cm (2 3/8 x 2 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

19.1552

Medium or Technique

Slate

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

Slate cosmetic palette in the form of a bird.

Provenance

Bahan. (ASN 17/3/2). 1907: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition for the Archaeological Survey of Nubia; awarded to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.
(accessioned 1919).

Credit Line

Archaeological Survey of Nubia