logo
OPEN TODAY 10 AM – 5 PM

Palette

Object Number:E1232
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Egypt
Ballas (uncertain)
Naqada (uncertain)
Locus: Grave 813
Period: Egyptian Predynastic Period
Naqada II
Date Made: 3500-3100 BCE
Early Date: -3500
Late Date: -3100
Section:Egyptian
Materials:Slate
Technique:Inlaid
Iconography:Turtle
Height: 14 cm
Width: 10 cm
Depth: 1 cm
Credit Line:Distribution from the Egyptian Research Account; William Flinders Petrie, 1895
Other Number:ES1232 - Other Number

Description

A round palette in a turtle shape. The turtle's eyes were originally inlaid, but the inlays are now missing. The four feet of the turtle are indicated, but the front two feet are broken. There is a hole for stringing on the left side of the palette.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Searching for Ancient Egypt: (1997 - 1997) View Objects in Exhibition
Five Thousand Years of Vanity (06 Jan 1944 - 28 Feb 1944) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] An Introduction to Ancient Egyptian Civilization.. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 40View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Silverman, David P. 1997. Searching for Ancient Egypt: Art, Architecture and Artifacts from the University of Pennsylvania Museum.. Cornell University Press. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 226-27View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] 1985. The Artifacts of Ancient Egypt.. National Museum of History, Republic of China. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 87View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Ranke, Hermann. 1950. "A Guide to the Egyptian Collections". The University Museum Bulletin. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 15. no. 2-3. pg. 21-109 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 24, fig. 7View Objects related to this Actual Citation

You may also be interested in these objects:


Report problems and issues to digitalmedia@pennmuseum.org.