Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Pre-Dynastic, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
Men and women used palettes such as this one to grind small lumps of green or black pigment for eye paint. This example, worn hollow in the center from extensive use, was discovered in the owner’s grave.
ca. 2850-2675 B.C.E.
late I Dynasty-early II Dynasty
early Dynastic Period
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Cosmetic Palette, ca. 2850-2675 B.C.E. Graywacke, 4 x 2 15/16 in. (10.1 x 7.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 07.447.606. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.07.447.606_erg3.jpg)
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