Palette

Nubian
A-Group
3100–3000 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia, Egypt, Gerf Husein (Mediq), Cemetery 79, Grave 177

Dimensions

Overall: 20.5 x 11.8 x 1.2 cm (8 1/16 x 4 5/8 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

79/177/4

Medium or Technique

Stone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

This is a finely-grained palette with a rounded rhomboidal shape. The ends are squared off. The surface is flat with a slight curve.

Provenance

From Mediq (ASN 79/177/4). 1908. Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Archaeological Survey of Nubia