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Fish palette

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Fish shape palette. Only the outline and one eye are depicted. It has a hole from where to hang the object, and preserves traces of pounding malachite on it. According to some authors, these palettes also had a magical/religious character, and are even regarded as the first representations of deities.

Present location

MUSEO ARQUEOLĂ“GICO NACIONAL [21/007] MADRID

Inventory number

1984/79/IV/2

Dating

NAQADA II (not before); CHALCOLITHIC PERIOD; GERZIAN (not after)

Archaeological Site

UNKNOWN

Category

PALETTE

Material

SILTSTONE

Technique

HEWN

Width

11.5 cm

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