Palette

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


Findspot: Nubia, Egypt, Dakka, Cemetery 102, Grave 243

Dimensions

Overall: 14.2 x 8.3 x 1.2 cm (5 9/16 x 3 1/4 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

102/243/1

Medium or Technique

Stone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools and equipment

This is a tear drop-shaped, medium-grained palette of medium-gray stone with a raised ridge on each flat surface running along the long dimension. It has a chip along one edge.

Provenance

From Dakka (ASN102/243/1). 1910. Excavated by Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition for the Archaeological Survey of Nubia; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the Egyptian government.

Credit Line

Archaeological Survey of Nubia