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Circular mudstone (greywacke) cosmetic palette carved in the shape of a turtle with projecting triangular head decorated with two drilled eyes, and a single piercing on the opposite side. Decorated on the other side with two incised lines that dip in the middle with the addition of short lines at each end indicating three-toes feet.
Length: 20 centimetres
Thickness: 1.24 centimetres
Width: 16 centimetres
- Curator's comments
E.A.W. Budge, A history of Egypt. Vol. I. Egypt in the neolithic and archaic periods (Books on Egypt and Chaldaea 9), London, (1902), p. 60.
J. Capart, Primitive art in Egypt, London (1905), p.83, fig.51
J. Vandier, Manuel d’Archaeologie Egyptienne, Paris, (1952),381, fig. 258
H. Fischer, Ancient Egyptian Representations of Turtles, New York (1968), p. 25, fig.10.28, plate 16
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- Egypt and Sudan
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