Art/ Collection/ Art Object

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.

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, p. 24.

Patch, Diana Craig 2011. "Introduction." In Dawn of Egyptian Art, edited by Diana Craig Patch. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 5.

Patch, Diana Craig 2011. "From Land to Landscape." In Dawn of Egyptian Art, edited by Diana Craig Patch. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 40, no. 29.

Allen, Susan J. 2011. "Works in the Exhibition." In Dawn of Egyptian Art, edited by Diana Craig Patch. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, pp. 246–47, no. 29.

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