About this object

Cosmetic palette used to grind pigments such as malachite or galena, from which eye-paint was made. Marked U38. From Cemetery U at Hiw, grave U38.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    Predynastic Period (Naqada II)
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Hiw-Semaina region: Hiw
  • Date made
    3500 BC - 3100 BC about
  • Materials
    Greywacke
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Committee of the Egypt Exploration Fund, 1899
  • Collector
    Egypt Exploration Society
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Hiw-Semaina region: Hiw
  • Date collected
    1899
  • Measurements
    90 mm x 150 mm
  • Related people
    Egypt Exploration Society ( Collector, previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Egypt Exploration Society

    Owned from: 1899
    How acquired: Division of Finds
    Owned until: 1899-09-25
    Disposal method: Donation (excavation subscription)
Object view = Humanities
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