The court of Amunhotep III showed great interest in Egypt's past. This fragment comes from a cosmetic palette made just before or during Dynasty 1. The figure of a servant on one side was part of the original carving. Fourteen centuries later, the palette was recarved with images of Amunhotep III and Queen Tiye. The bent elbow and arm on the reverse match images from a larger fragment in Cairo.
Fragment of a dark green schist palette showing in bold relief on one side a bearded man holding a pot; curious checker pattern underneath; far leg advanced. On other side elbow in sunk relief. Condition: Fragmentary, chipped, and worn