Cosmetic Palette



Rhomboidal (diamond shaped) cosmetic palette. Marked in pencil but illegiable. - maybe 11 or H? Donated to the Wellcome Historical Medical Museum by the British School of Archaeology in Egypt per W. M. Flinders Petrie in 1927, with a group of material excavated at Abydos in 1922, when it described as "vesica shaped" was given it a sequence date of 33-70. CONDITION NOTE (1998): Surface scratched, worn, surface dirt. Wellcome Historical Medical Museum accession no.58256: "PALETTE Slate, vesica shaped. 18" x 4" Prehistoric SD 33-70. Presented Sept. 1927 by Prof. Flinders Petrie, University College."