New Kingdom, Dynasty 18
Findspot: Egypt, Abydos, Tomb D 115
Length: 11.5 cm (4 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
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
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)
Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription