Cosmetic Palette card

Cosmetic Palette

On display


Greywacke stone palette in the form of a fish with incised lines for the gills and eye. Objects like this were used with a pebble to grind minerals such as malachite to make eyepaint. There is green malachite staining in the centre. Marked by the excavator in ink with the grave number F.23. and in pencil (4). From the Fort Cemetery at Hierakonpolis, grave no. 23.