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fish-shaped palette

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Title fish-shaped palette
Collection Artworld: Oriental Museum
Date 4000 - 2925 BCE
Description Cosmetic palette in the shape of a fish, used for grinding eyepaint. One side of the palette is decorated with incised lines representing the features of a fish. The other side of the palette is undecorated but a number of horizontal scratch marks can be seen across a slightly concave area.
Cultural Context Egyptian
Id Number Former Accession N2134
Location Creation Site Misr
Location Current Repository The Oriental Museum
Subject implements and utensils, cosmetic and medical equipment and implements, palette, cosmetica, animal
Measurements 246 x 125 x 22 mm
Rights Oriental Museum, University of Durham, Durham, 2002. All Rights reserved
Rights Owner OM
Style Period Predynastic Period
Work Type palette



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