Palette in the shape of a fish

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 123

Dimensions

Height x width: 5.8 x 9.2 cm (2 5/16 x 3 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.224

Medium or Technique

Greywacke

On View

Egypt: Pre-Dynastic and Dynastic (Gallery 105A)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

Slate; fish form; incised details on edge; inlaid eye; pierced for suspension. From Mesa’eed.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 123, no. 6. [M/123/6]. 1910: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.
(Accession Date: March 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition