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Pebbles

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
Naqada I–III, 3850–2960 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, el Mahasna

Dimensions

Largest pebble is 2.1 cm long, smallest is .6 in diameter

Accession Number

09.821.1-71

Medium or Technique

Stone (various kinds- travertine, agate, quartzites)

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Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Archaeological materials

Seventy-one pebbles, or marbles, of various stones, various sizes; polished smooth and roundish in shape. Found with a palette, Eg.Inv.4792
Possibly late predynastic.
[each pebble has not been assigned a specific number in the sequence assigned to it by the registrar in the accessioning process; e.g. there is no 09.821.45 specifically]

Provenance

El Mahasna; plundered grave in cemetery H.
1909: Excavated by the Egyptian Excavation Fund; awarded to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of Finds by the government of Egypt; voted to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

See also notes section

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription