Small double bird-headed palette

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
Naqada II, 3650–3300 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid (Mesa'eed), Tomb 148

Dimensions

Height x width: 4.9 x 3.7 cm (1 15/16 x 1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.229

Medium or Technique

Slate - greywacke

On View

Egypt: Pre-Dynastic and Dynastic (Gallery 105A)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

Gray- two birds’ heads at top; no hole for suspension; good condition. From Mesa’eed.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 148, no 2 [M/148/2] 1910: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
(Accession Date: March 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition