Objet phare des musées de Grasse
International Perfume Museum
Naqada II (3600-3000 BC), Egypt
Inv. 94 700
This fish-shaped palette is contemporary with the founding of the first cities. These objects were deposited with the dead, but are still utilitarian objects. Used with a flint, cosmetic palettes, like this one, were used to grind the malachite. We have a green eyeshadow used to protect and decorate the eyes that the Egyptians, much later, would call oudjou.