Cosmetic Palette card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Cosmetic Palette


Currently not on display


Rhomboidal (diamond shaped) cosmetic palette with delicately cut notches in the edges. Objects like this were used with a pebble to grind minerals such as malachite to make eyepaint. Excavation not recorded but most likely from when Amy Urlin was part of an excavation team led by her brother-in-law, Professor Flinders Petrie, at Abydos, 1900-01. Lent by Amy Urlin to Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, 1912–1915, for an exhibition curated by Janet May Buchanan. On one side is a Glasgow Art Gallery and Museums sticker annotated in pencil with the registration number: 39n–’12. CONDITION NOTE (1998): Worn, scratched, surface dirt, label adhered to surface.