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Metal in the Naqada Period
(Baumgartel 1960: 2-23)

Most metal objects surviving from this period are made from copper; all are small in scale

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Only from the end of the Naqada Period (Naqada III) are there more complex and larger objects.

Gold objects
Iron objects


objects of silver (generally with a significant proportion of gold) are quite common

tombs with silver objects:

Naqada tomb 1770 (thin silver ring); Naqada tomb 1257 (jar cap of silver)

Naqada tomb 1547 (silver bead UC 4999)


copper vessels in the Naqada Period


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