Palette

Nubian
A-Group
3100–3000 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia, Egypt, Dakka, Cemetery 99, Grave 23

Dimensions

Overall: 18.2 x 9.2 x 0.5 cm (7 3/16 x 3 5/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

99/23/3

Medium or Technique

Stone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools and equipment

This is a finely-grained palette in the shape of a fish. The dorsal scales are articulated and there are two eyeholes bored into the fish. It is composed of medium-gray stone.

Provenance

From Nubia, 99/23/3. 1907-1911: excavated by the Archaeological Survey of Nubia; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Archaeological Survey of Nubia