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Palette with double bird heads with inlaid eyes

Period:
Predynastic, Naqada II
Date:
ca. 3500–3300 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Southern Upper Egypt, Hierakonpolis (Nekhen), Fort Cemetery (Hk 27), Tomb 68, MMA excavations, 1934–35
Medium:
Greywacke, shell (?)
Dimensions:
H: 13 cm (5 1/8 in.); W: 5.7 cm (2 1/4 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1935
Accession Number:
35.7.14
Not on view
Excavations of the Metropolitan Museum of Art Egyptian Expedition at Hierakonpolis, 1934–35. Allotted to the Museum by the Egyptian Government in the division of finds.

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