Pounder

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
2323–2150 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 2150

Dimensions

Height x width:19.5 x 9.5 cm (7 11/16 x 3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

06.1878

Medium or Technique

Granite

On View

Ancient Egyptian Large Sculpture (Mycerinus) (Gallery 108)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Woodworking and stoneworking

Compact granite. The “necking” is so shallow as to be hardly a groove at all. On one side is a hollow made by abrasion. The opposite side is smoother. Edge blunt.

Provenance

From Giza G 2150. 1906: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
(Accession Date: November 8, 1906)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition