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Miniature diamond-shaped palette

Period:
Predynastic, Late Naqada l–Naqada II
Date:
ca. 3900–3500 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt
Medium:
Greywacke
Dimensions:
L. 12.5 × W. 5 cm (4 15/16 × 1 15/16 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1910
Accession Number:
10.176.74
Not on view
Purchased by the Museum from Mohammed Mohassib, Luxor, 1910.

Hayes, William C. 1953. Scepter of Egypt I: A Background for the Study of the Egyptian Antiquities in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Part I: From the Earliest Times to the End of the Middle Kingdom. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 18.

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