Fragment of Palette
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.
- Medium: Schist
- Reportedly From: Abydos, Egypt
- Dates: ca. 3200-2800 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: 0 Dynasty-I Dynasty
- Period: late Predynastic Period to early Dynastic Period
- Dimensions: 3 3/16 x 1 15/16 x 13/16 in. (8.1 x 5 x 2 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 66.175
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Fragment of Palette, ca. 3200-2800 B.C.E. Schist, 3 3/16 x 1 15/16 x 13/16 in. (8.1 x 5 x 2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 66.175. Creative Commons-BY
- Catalogue Description: 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
- Record Completeness: Best (86%)