Cosmetic Palette



Cosmetic palette in the shape of a two-headed bird (one broken off) and pierced with a hole. 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. The loan sticker is now missing but the registration number was : 39k –’12).