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Colour palette: E.GA.4345.1943

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Current Location: Gallery 19

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Colour palette

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Description

Palette, rectangular, with five wells, inscribed around rim. This palette has compartments for grinding and holding pigment, although the lid is missing. It is imscribed with the name of the overseer of recruits for the palace, Ihy.

Measurements and weight

Depth: 3.9 cm
Height: 11.25 cm
Length: 7.4 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1943) by Gayer-Anderson, Robert Grenville, Major

Dating

Fifth Dynasty
Circa -2494 - Circa -2345

Materials used in production

Slate

Techniques used in production

Painted

Identification numbers

Accession number: E.GA.4345.1943
Primary reference Number: 58804
Oldadmincategory: SA
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

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