Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Palette, rectangular

Period:
Predynastic, Badarian
Date:
ca. 4400–3800 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Northern Upper Egypt, Matmar, Cemetery 3100, Thrown out of grave, BSAE/Brunton excavations, 1931
Medium:
Greywacke
Dimensions:
H. 11.2 × W. 5.2 × Th. 0.7 cm (4 7/16 × 2 1/16 × 1/4 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1932
Accession Number:
32.2.30
Not on view
Excavated by Guy Brunton of the British Museum Expedition to Middle Egypt at Matmar, 1931. Allotted to the excavator by the Egyptian Government in the division of finds. Acquired by the Museum from Brunton, 1932.

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, 16.

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