Mortar

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, San el Hagar

Dimensions

Other: 6.8 x 9.7 cm (2 11/16 x 3 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

86.199

Medium or Technique

Black basalt? or granite?

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Household

Roughly rectangular, underside a low truncated pyramid. Top has bevelled edge, rectangular depression, and irregular edges

Provenance

From Tanis (San el-Hagar). 1884: excavated by William Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt; October 28, 1885: presented to the MFA at EEF general meeting.
(Accession Date: January 1, 1886)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription