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Pestle

Egyptian
Predynastic
pre-Badarian, Merimda Culture, 5th millennium B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Merimda Beni Salama

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: diameter approximately 0.063

Accession Number

33.429

Medium or Technique

Stone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

Pestle of grinding stone, with upper and lower faces worn from use. Roughly cylindrical.

Provenance

From Merimda Beni Salama. 1938-32, Vienna Academy Excavations; 1933; given to the MFA by Albert Rothbart through the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
(Accession Date: May 1, 1933)

Credit Line

Gift of Albert Rothbart