Shield-shaped palette

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
Naqada II–III, 3650–2960 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x width x thickness: 20.5 x 11.7 x 1 cm (8 1/16 x 4 5/8 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

03.1488

Medium or Technique

Greywacke

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools and equipment

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.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund