Cosmetic Palette


Greywacke rectangular cosmetic palette. Objects like this were used with a pebble to grind minerals such as malachite to make eyepaint. Marked with the grave number 62 in pencil. 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): Corner chipped, surface loss, scratched, surface dirt.