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An Egyptian Greywacke Scribe Palette, New Kingdom, ca 1550-1069 BC
Reference No: ES011
An Egyptian Greywacke Scribe Palette, New Kingdom, ca 1550-1069 BC
Price : $ 1,250
EUR 1,152.50 GBP 986.38 AUD 1,917.75
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Of rectangular form, the flat sides taper to a smaller flat base, a large rectangular depression in the centre together with a stone pestle of conical form.

In order to prepare the coloured inks used by the scribes and painters, it was necessary to grind the pigments and then mix them with a gum or similar medium using palettes and grinders such as this example.

Condition: Intact and in good condition overall with minor losses to the edges and surface, showing good signs of usage.  A  great example.

Dimensions: 3.3 inches (8.5 centimeters) x 2.25 inches (5.7 centimeters) x 0.8 inches (2 centimeters)

Provenance:  Dr Ulrich Mueller private Swiss collection acquired between 1968-1978.