Palette in the Form of a Bird, Perhaps a Guinea Fowl
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Pre-Dynastic, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
Graywacke, shell or bone, black paste
ca. 3500-3300 B.C.E.
Predynastic Period, Naqada II Period
7 1/2 x 1/4 x 11 1/4 in. (19 x 0.7 x 28.5 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Palette in the Form of a Bird, Perhaps a Guinea Fowl, ca. 3500-3300 B.C.E. Graywacke, shell or bone, black paste, 7 1/2 x 1/4 x 11 1/4 in. (19 x 0.7 x 28.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 76.7. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 76.7_SL1.jpg)
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Dark green slate palette in the form of a bird. Pierced at top for suspension. Eye on each side inlaid with ivory (?) and held in place by a black substance.
Condition: Leg broken away; several chips at tail area.
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