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Palette

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Object Number:
E1232
Current Location:
Collections storage
Provenience:
Egypt
Ballas (uncertain)
Naqada (uncertain)
Locus:
Gr813
Period:
Egyptian Predynastic Period
Naqada II
Date Made:
3500-3100 BC
Early Date:
-3500
Late Date:
-3100
Section:
Egyptian
Materials:
Slate
Technique:
Inlaid
Iconography:
Turtle
Description:
A round palette in a turtle shape. The turtle's eyes were originally inlaid, but the inlays are now missing. The four feet of the turtle are indicated, but the front two feet are broken. There is a hole for stringing on the left side of the palette.
Height:
14cm
Width:
10cm
Depth:
1cm
Credit Line:
Received from Egyptian Research Account; William Flinders Petrie
Other Number:
ES1232   -   Other Number

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Searching for Ancient Egypt: (1997 - 1997)
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Bibliography:

[Book] Silverman, David P. 1997. Searching for Ancient Egypt: Art, Architecture and Artifacts from the University of Pennsylvania Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: 226-27
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[Book] The Artifacts of Ancient Egypt. : Page/Fig./Plate: 87
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[Book] An Introduction to Ancient Egyptian Civilization. : Page/Fig./Plate: 40
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