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Archeological Object

Cosmetic palette (inv. 66001)

Cosmetic palette

Cosmetic palette of the “shield type" with an oval body. The top was decorated with two birds' heads, symmetrical and opposite each other. Despite the stylized finishing one can clearly see the beak of the animal and the eye, represented with a hole. The hole for hanging is positioned at the centre, between the heads of  the birds.

Further information
Identificazione (Label is not translated)
  Inventory number: inv. 66001
Precedenti_localizzazioni (Label is not translated)
  Provenance: Unknown
Place of discovery
  Place of discovery:


  Definizione: Cosmetic palette
  Class and ware: Toiletries
  Title or subject:

Cosmetic palette

Cronologia (Label is not translated)
  Period: End of Naqada II - beginning of Naqada III
Dati_tecnici (Label is not translated)
  Material: slate
  Length: 16,2
  Varie: Conservation status: discreet; the head of bird is missing

2005-2007, Cappozzo M., “La collezione Egizia del Museo Nazionale Preistorico Etnografico Luigi Pigorini”, in Bullettino di Paletnologia Italiana, Vol. 96, p. 160, scheda 68, fig. 68