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AN EGYPTIAN BLACK STONE SHALLOW GRINDING PALETTE
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AN EGYPTIAN BLACK STONE SHALLOW GRINDING PALETTE

LATE 2ND-EARLY 1ST MILLENNIUM B.C.

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AN EGYPTIAN BLACK STONE SHALLOW GRINDING PALETTE
LATE 2ND-EARLY 1ST MILLENNIUM B.C.
Of 'cartouche' form, with shallow exit runnel, 4½ in. (11.6 cm.) long; a red stone cosmetic palette of rectangular form, with shallow depression and bevelled sides, Late Period/Ptolemaic, circa 4th-1st Century B.C., 3¼ in. (8.3 cm.) long; a miniature dark mottled stone kohl-jar and stand, the jar with separately carved flat rim and lid, on four-footed square pedestal, possibly New Kingdom or later, 1½ in. (3.9 cm.) high; a dark mottled stone bowl with flat base, hemispherical interior, the exterior faceted octagonally, 2¼ in. (5.6 cm.) diam.; and a green porphyry pestle, 2¼ in. (5.6 cm.) long (5)
Provenance
Acquired in 1988, Hôtel Drouot, Paris (item two); acquired in 1987 (items three to five).
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