<em>Palette in the Shape of a Boat</em>, ca. 3700-3600 B.C.E. Graywacke, 4 3/16 x 1 13/16 in. (10.7 x 4.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 07.447.613. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.07.447.613_erg456.jpg)

Palette in the Shape of a Boat

Medium: Graywacke

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 3700-3600 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 4 3/16 x 1 13/16 in. (10.7 x 4.6 cm)


Museum Location: Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor


Accession Number: 07.447.613

Image: CUR.07.447.613_erg456.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Small thin slate palette of crescent shape, with stylized protusions on both ends and in center, perhaps representing a boat with a bird's head at the prow, its tail at the stern, and the cabin, represented by a three-pronged square, in center. Perforated by two string-holes, in the protrusions of center and tail. The round edge is rather sharp. Condition: Intact but for a tiny notch in middle of curved edge. Traces of use.

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