Grinder or pestle

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
Naqada I–III, 3850–2960 B.C.


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: length: .20; diameter at widest end: .04

Accession Number

03.1497

Medium or Technique

Greywacke or basalt

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools and equipment

Cylindrical; thicker end is much worn around sides as if from grinding in a circular motion in a mortar; each end is battered from pounding.

Provenance

1903: Purchased in Egypt by Albert M. Lythgoe from Mohassib of Luxor for the MFA

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund