Pestle

Egyptian
New Kingdom to Late Period, Dynasty 18–30
1550–332 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Tell Dafana, palace kitchen

Dimensions

Length x width: 6.3 x 3.9 cm (2 1/2 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

87.718

Medium or Technique

Dark gray stone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools and equipment

Grinding stone, rounded conical shape with rounded base; smooth surface.

Provenance

From Tell Dafana (Daphnae), palace kitchen. 1886: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; presented to the MFA at EEF fifth annual general meeting; sent over June 1, 1887.
(Accession Date: January 1, 1887)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription