Porphyry pestle

Egyptian
Third Intermediate Period
1070–712 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x diameter: 5.2 x 2.4 cm (2 1/16 x 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

86.206

Medium or Technique

Porphyry

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

Porphyry pestle; smooth surface, rounded ends.

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