Egyptian Predynastic greywacke fish shaped paletteE284
A greywacke cosmetic palette carved in the stylised outline of a tilapia fish.
Egypt, Predynastic period, c. 3300-3100 BC
7.9 x 13.8 cms
Some chipping as seen in the photographs
Ex. collection: Michael Rice (1928-2013); acquired during the 1960’s-1970’s. Mr Rice was a prominent museum designer with a life-long interest in Egypt and the Middle East, an obituary of his life may be found here: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/10455954/Michael-Rice-Obituary.html