Palette

Nubian
A-Group
3100–3000 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia, Egypt, Gerf Husein, Cemetery 72, Grave 1

Dimensions

Overall: 10.6 x 7 x 0.9 cm (4 3/16 x 2 3/4 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

72/1

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptan alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

This is a finely-grained palette with a slightly elongated, rhomboidal shape. The surface is fairly flat.

Provenance

From Gerf Hussein (ASN 72/1). 1908. Excavated by the Archaeological Survey of Nubia; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Archaeological Survey of Nubia