Polishing stone or palette



Accession Number
EC138
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Predynastic case
Object Type
Implements and utensils, Writing equipment, Burnisher | Implements and utensils, Cosmetic and medical equipment and implements, Palette
Period
Predynastic Period
Material
Stone/minerals
Measurements
Length: 105mm | Width: 68mm | Depth: 30mm
Number of Elements
1
Culture
Egyptian

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Description

This rectangular white quartz polishing stone or palette, with one corner missing has red writing on one side. It likely dates to the Predynastic Period and was purchased by Wellcome at auction in 1906 from the collection of Robert de Rustafjaell.

Other Identity
396 (Boscawen number) | 209G (on circular label with blue border) | 135 (in red writing) | 174 (round white label) | 307 (round white label)
Auction
Sotheby, Wilkinson, & Hodge: 19–21 Dec 1906
Previous Owners
Robert de Rustafjaell (1859–1943) | Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853–1936)
Acquisition
Long-term loan, The Wellcome Trust (15 Feb 1971)
Last modified: 23 Oct 2022

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