Lot 7
  • 7

A Schist Cosmetic Palette, Predynastic Period, Nagada II, circa 3500-3100 B.C.

Estimate
3,000 - 5,000 USD
Sold
7,200 USD
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Description

  • A Schist Cosmetic Palette
in the shape of a fish, with grooved gills, serrated dorsal fin, and deeply notched tail fin, a suspension hole above.

Provenance

private collection (Christie's, London, July 6th, 1994, no. 6, illus.)

Catalogue Note

Cf. Petrie, Naqada and Ballas, pl. XLVIII, no. 45 (=W.M.F. Petrie, Prehistoric Egypt: Corpus of Prehistoric Pottery and Palettes, London, 1920, pl. LV, 46M), for the form.
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