Egyptian Naqada II fish shaped cosmetic paletteE274
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.
Egypt, Pre-Dynastic, Naqada II period, c. 3500-3100 BC
7.7 x 12.7 cms
Chipping around the sides as seen in the photographs
Ex. collection: Major James Findlay (1915-1990), Aberdeen, Scotland; acquired 1950s-1960s and thence by descent.