Palette in the shape of a turtle

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 123

Dimensions

Height x width: 51 x 42 cm (20 1/16 x 16 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.227

Medium or Technique

Slate - greywacke

On View

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

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

Tortoise-shaped; pierced for suspension; good condition. From Mesa’eed.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 123, no. 5. [M/123/5]. 1910: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the divsion of finds by the government of Egypt.
(Accession Date: March 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition