From prehistoric Pharaonic times, ancient Egyptians used rounded or rectangular pieces of shale to crush blushes. The forms will evolve and become more elaborate towards the protohistorical era. We will see shield-shaped palettes decorated with bird heads at their tops.
This one, in the shape of a fish, is incised with features marking the dorsal fin, and the eye is inlaid with a piece of shell.
The pallets seem to disappear in the 1st dynasty (around 3300 BC) and their role, originally utilitarian, was to become ritual.
Reproduction in patinated resin or bronze at your choice.
Height: 9 cm
Width: 18 cm
Depth: 0,5 cm
Origin: L., I. and A. Curtis
Period: Egypt, around 4000 BC, Prehistoric period
Museum: Paris - Louvre Museum
Materials available: Resin or Bronze