Rhomboid palette

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 39

Dimensions

Overall: 9 x 24.2 cm (3 9/16 x 9 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.208

Medium or Technique

Greywacke

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

About half of the object; broken diagonally across; one small chip missing from end. Slight depressions with faint grinding marks.

Provenance

From Mesaid [Mesa'eed] tomb 39, no. 3 [M/39/3]. 1910: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition