About this object

Ellipitical shaped pierced cosmetic palette of greywacke stone. Used together with a pebble to prepare pigments for cosmetic use.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    Nubian (A Group)
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Kostamneh
  • Date made
    3300 BC - 2900 BC about
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from Professor John Garstang
  • Collector
    Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Kostamneh
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    190 mm x 94 mm
  • Note
    Excavated by Professor John Garstang at Kostamheh (1906)
  • Related people


Previous owners

  • John Garstang

    Owned from: 1906
    How acquired: Excavated
    Owned until: 1949
    Disposal method: Sold
Object view = Humanities
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