Cosmetic Palette - Egyptian

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Product Number:23478

Size:

8" x 4"

Date:

2040-1786 BC
Cosmetic palette made from black basalt with a hieroglyph symbol to one side. Egyptians used intricately carved palettes to grind the pigments for eye makeup. The history of cosmetics goes back thousands of years. The bible, for example, describes the practice of anointing the head and body with oil. The most famous figure associated with cosmetics was Cleopatra VII, the last Queen of Egypt, who was noted for her skill in making and using cosmetics. Middle Kingdom.

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