Palette with birds' heads

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
Naqada II, 3650–3300 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Ballas, Tomb B 309

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 26.6 x 9 x .5 cm (10 1/2 x 3 9/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

47.1638

Medium or Technique

Greywacke

On View

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

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

Rhomboid; with two horns (or bird heads ) at one end; one corner chipped; horns broken off and mended.

Provenance

From Ballas, tomb no. B 309 (Exp.Ph. O.S. B 2521-24) 1900–01, excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt; brought from Harvard Camp in 1947.
(Accession Date: January 1, 1947)

Credit Line

Brought from Harvard Camp