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[AC] Mead Art Museum at Amherst College; [HC] Hampshire College Art Gallery;
[HD] Historic Deerfield; [MH] Mount Holyoke College Art Museum; [MH SK] The Joseph Allen Skinner Museum at Mount Holyoke College; [SC] Smith College Museum of Art; [UM] University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst

 


Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Egyptian
Title:Cosmetic palette in the shape of a bird
Date Made:3600-3200 BCE (Predynastic, Naqada II period)
Type:Toilet Article
Materials:Mudstone (green slate)
Place Made:Africa; Egypt; Naqada (possibly)
Measurements:Overall: 1/8 in x 4 in x 4 1/4 in; .3 cm x 10.2 cm x 10.8 cm
Accession Number:  MH 1910.2a.A.B(a)
Credit Line:Purchase with Acquisition Fund
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Currently on view

Description:
Palette for grinding cosmetic pigments.

Tags:
ancient; archaeology; beauty; grooming; vanity; animals; cosmetics; birds

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