About this object

Cosmetic palette carved out of quartz, a hard stone favoured amongst the Nubian A-Group for making palettes, used to grind pigments such as malachite or galena, from which eye-paint was made. Rectangular with rounded corners. From Kostamneh, grave 50 K'06.

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
    Quartz
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from Professor John Garstang, 1949.
  • Collector
    Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Kostamneh
  • Date collected
    1906
  • Measurements
    68 mm x 118 mm
  • Related people
    John Garstang ( Collector, excavator, previous owner); Ernest Harold Jones ( Excavator); Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology ( Collector, previous owner)

Explore related

Events

  • Liverpool Excavations at Kostamneh, 1906

    Start date: 1906
    End date: 1906
    Description: Excavation of an A-Group and C-Group cemetery at Kostamneh, Nubia (near el-Dakka) directed by John Garstang of the University of Liverpool Institute of Archaeology on behalf of the Egyptian Excavations Committee in 1906. The site is within the area of Lower Nubia between the 1st and 2nd Nile cataracts, about 6 miles north of Quban (ancient Egyptian 'Baki'; Greek 'Contra Pselchis') but is now beneath the waters of Lake Nasser. The Garstang Museum of Archaeology (University of Liverpool) has 84 glass negatives, antiquities, some field notes and pottery corpus from the excavations. Other antiquities are known to be in museums at Manchester, Bolton and Glasgow. Bibliography John Garstang, 'Excavations at Hierakonpolis, at Esna and in Nubia'. Annales du Service des Antiquities de l’Egypte 8 (1907) pp. 139-141.

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Previous owners

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