Palette

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


Findspot: Nubia, Egypt, Khor Bahan, Cemetery 17, Grave 13

Dimensions

Overall: 9.6 x 5.9 x 2.5 cm (3 3/4 x 2 5/16 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

17/13/2

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

Rectangular palette with one flat surface and one domed surface. Both ends show use wear and the corners are rounded. There are traces of green pigment remaining on the flat surface.

Provenance

Bahan. (ASN 17/13/2). 1907: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition for the Archaeological Survey of Nubia; awarded to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Archaeological Survey of Nubia