Cosmetic Palette


Cosmetic palette carved from greywacke and decorated along the edge with incised lines. Objects like this were used with a pebble to grind minerals such as malachite to make eyepaint. Not marked with a grave number. From the 1897-1899 excavations at Hierakonpolis by James Quibell and Frederick Green, on behalf of W. M. Flinders Petrie's newly founded Egyptian Research Account. CONDITION NOTE (1998): Incomplete, broken, surface loss, surface dirt.