Fish-shaped cosmetic paletteReplica Size: L 17 cm
H 8,5 cm, with base ca. 20 cm
Replica: painted stone composition
Original: slate, L 18,5 cm
Egypt; ca. 3000 B.C.
Such plates were used for mixing make-up colours. This one has the form of a fish and is decorated on its upper side with aquatic birds and animals. The eye was originally inlaid with bone.