Palette in the shape of a turtle
Naqada I, 3850–3650 B.C.
Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 123
Height x width: 51 x 42 cm (20 1/16 x 16 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Slate - greywacke
Egypt: Pre-Dynastic and Dynastic (Gallery 105A)
Tortoise-shaped; pierced for suspension; good condition. From Mesa’eed.
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)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition