Scutiform palette with double bird head motif

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
Naqada III, 3300–2960


Findspot: Egypt, Kafr Ghattati, tomb 2

Accession Number

24.2563

Medium or Technique

Greywacke

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

Shield shaped palette with double birds head on top; one head is broken off, te other is shipped. Head has eyes on both sides that are only partially drilled through. Drilled suspension hole in central projections. Body in good condition with no chips; red stain and depression from use on one face and slight depression on reverse.

Provenance

From: Kafr Ghattati, tomb 2, object 2 [K.G.2]: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition