Palette

Nubian
A-Group
3100–3000 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia, Egypt, Cemetery 148, Grave 166

Dimensions

Overall: 8.5 x 4.4 x 1 cm (3 3/8 x 1 3/4 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

148/166/1

Medium or Technique

Stone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

Palette with a rhomboidal rectangular shape. Both surfaces are flat. There is a small chip on one edge. There are traces of green pigment on one surface. The stone is light grayish white with gray veins.

Provenance

From south of Egeba (ASN148/166/1). 1911. 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