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Part of a ceremonial palette of grey mudstone: with the figure of an antelope in low relief at the top. This figure was carved on both sides of the palette, and on the reverse it forms the only decoration. The obverse bears a raised ring (copied from cosmetic palettes) below the antelope, whilst at the lower edge of the fragment there are two figures of birds, possibly geese. Both the top and bottom of the object are missing.
Length: 15.20 centimetres
Width: 11.40 centimetres
- Curator's comments
B. Porter & R. Moss, 'Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs and Paintings' V (Oxford: Clarendon Press), 105 with references.
Also, H. Asselberghs, 'Chaos en Beheersing: documenten uit aeneolithisch Egypte' (Leiden, 1961), figs. 125-6;
J. Vandier, 'Manuel d'Archeologie egyptienne', I (1), 588-9 and fig. 386 (top);
W. M. F. Petrie, 'Ceremonial Slate Palettes', 12 and pl. C, nos. 10-11.
- On display (G64/dc6)
- fair (incomplete)
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- Egypt and Sudan
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