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Palette fragments

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery S, Tumulus IV B (corridor)

Accession Number

20.5049

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This is a fragment of a rectangular grinding palette of a black stone. One side is smoothed to a flatter surface than the opposite. The rougher side has traces of a reddish residue.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, Tumulus IV B (corridor). 1914: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of the Sudan.

(Accession Date: September 19, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition