About this object

Greywacke palette. Objects like this were used with a pebble to grind minerals such as malachite to make eyepaint.
From tomb 45 (but note by Prof. Newberry on the record card says Coptos).

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    Predynastic Period
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Dendera
  • Date made
    4000 BC - 3100 BC about
  • Materials
    Greywacke
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Committee of the Egypt Exploration Fund, 1898
  • Collector
    Egypt Exploration Society
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Dendera
  • Date collected
    1898
  • Measurements
    6 mm x 98 mm x 117 mm
  • Related people
    Egypt Exploration Society ( Collector, previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

Object view = Humanities
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