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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
MEDIUM Graywacke, shell or bone, black paste
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES ca. 3500–3300 B.C.E.
    PERIOD Predynastic Period, Naqada II Period
    DIMENSIONS 7 1/2 x 1/4 x 11 1/4 in. (19 x 0.7 x 28.5 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Pre-Dynastic, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
    CAPTION 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)
    IMAGE overall, 76.7_SL1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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