Naqada I, 3850–2960 B.C.
Findspot: Egypt, Mesaeed, Tomb 110
Overall: 12 x 25.4 x 1.4 cm (4 3/4 x 10 x 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Ovoid with projecting “handle” on one long end; depression in center worn by grinding malachite; surface scratched and chipped; slight spot of rusty-green discoloration on reverse.
From Mesaid [Mesa'eed], tomb 110, no. 1. [M/110/1]. 1910: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition