Predynastic Period
Naqada I–III, 3850–2960 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, el Mahasna


Largest pebble is 2.1 cm long, smallest is .6 in diameter

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Stone (various kinds- travertine, agate, quartzites)

Not On View


The Ancient World


Archaeological materials

Seventy-one pebbles, or marbles, of various stones, various sizes; polished smooth and roundish in shape. Found with a palette, Eg.Inv.4792
Possibly late predynastic.
[each pebble has not been assigned a specific number in the sequence assigned to it by the registrar in the accessioning process; e.g. there is no 09.821.45 specifically]


El Mahasna; plundered grave in cemetery H.
1909: Excavated by the Egyptian Excavation Fund; awarded to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of Finds by the government of Egypt; voted to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

See also notes section

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription