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Rectangular mudstone palette: restored from two fragments, with a small amount lost from the edges of the break. One side is stained a dark violet colour from use. The surfaces have been carefully smoothed and the edges are rounded.
Length: 8.90 centimetres
Thickness: 0.80 centimetres
Width: 4.30 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- This object bears an excavator's mark which was originally written as 0.2 but altered to 0.3. The same confusion applies to the ivory cover found with this palette, numbered 1901,1012.12.
This type of well-finished rectangular palette is typical of the First Dynasty; see also W. M. F. Petrie, 'Royal Tombs of the Earliest Dynasties' II, 24, 36 and pls.XXXII, 68; XXXVIII, 50-1; W. B. Emery, 'Great tombs of the First Dynasty; excavations at Sakkara' III (London, 1958), pl.101b; W. B. Emery, 'Great tombs of the First Dynasty; excavations at Sakkara' I' (Cairo, 1949), 80, cat. no. 83; W. B. Emery, ‘Excavations at Saqqara : the tomb of Hemaka' (Cairo, 1938), 40, cat. no. 420.
W. M. F. Petrie, 'Royal Tombs of the Earliest Dynasties' II, 36, pl.XXXII, 68;
A. Roveri and F. Tiradritte [eds.], ;Kemet: Alle Sorgenti del Tempo (Ravenna, 1998), p.240 .
- On display (G64/dc10)
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- Egypt and Sudan
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