Egyptian Naqada II fish shaped cosmetic palette

E274

£365.00

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A green schist cosmetic palette in the form of a stylised bulti fish, depicted with a pierced eye and defined tail. One side of the palette has a depression on the belly region from prolonged use.

Culture
Egypt, Pre-Dynastic, Naqada II period, c. 3500-3100 BC

Size
7.7 x 12.7 cms

Condition
Chipping around the sides as seen in the photographs

Provenance
Ex. collection: Major James Findlay (1915-1990), Aberdeen, Scotland; acquired 1950s-1960s and thence by descent.

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