Palette

Nubian
A-Group
3100–3000 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia, Egypt, Siali, Cemetery 40, Grave 57

Dimensions

Overall: 11.5 x 6.3 x 0.8 cm (4 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

40/57/1

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

This finely-grained palette has a slightly elongated, rhomboidal shape. The surface is flat with a slight curve. There is some green pigmentation on one side. The ends are squared off.

Provenance

From Seali/Meris (ASN 40/57/1, 1908) Excavated by the Archaeological Survey of Nubia; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Archaeological Survey of Nubia