University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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
Height: 14cm
Width: 10cm
Depth: 1cm
Credit Line:Distribution from the Egyptian Research Account; William Flinders Petrie, 1895
Other NumberES1232 - Other Number

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.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Searching for Ancient Egypt: (1997 - 1997)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

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

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