Pestle

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18
1550–1295 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Abydos, Tomb D 115

Dimensions

Length: 11.5 cm (4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

01.7269

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Household

This is a pestle of somewhat discolored travertine (Egyptian alabaster). It is roughly conical in shape with a slight widening to separate the handle and flaring functional head. The head is slightly rounded. It is intact.

For an associated object (mortar) see: 01.7268

Provenance

From Abydos, tomb D 115. 1901: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt, received by the MFA through subscription to the Egypt Exploration Fund.
(Accession Date: October 1, 1901)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription