Rhomboid-shaped palette

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


Dimensions

Overall: 35 x 10.5 x 1 cm (13 3/4 x 4 1/8 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

03.1491

Medium or Technique

Greywacke

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

Rhomboidal; depression in center from use; slight chipping around edges; surface scratched.

Provenance

Said to be from Abadiya. 1903: purchased for the MFA in Qena, Egypt from Ghirgas by Albert M. Lythgoe as part of a group (03.1491-03.1492) for 10 shillings. Acquired with funds from the Emily Esther Sears Fund. (Accession Date: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund