Naqada II–III, 3650–2960 B.C.
Height x width x thickness: 20.5 x 11.7 x 1 cm (8 1/16 x 4 5/8 x 3/8 in.)
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Shield shaped palette with two notches on either side of suspension hole, and two notches on each “shoulder” of the object. Excellent condition; few nicks. Dark color, heavy stone.
Said to be from Naqada. 1903: purchased for the MFA from Mohamed Mohassib, Luxor, Egypt by Albert M. Lythgoe as part of a group (03.1474-03.1490) for £4. Acquired with funds from the Emily Esther Sears Fund. (Accession Date: January 1, 1903)
Emily Esther Sears Fund