Rubbing stone

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
Naqada II, 3650–3300 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid (Mesa'eed), Tomb 102

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 4 x 4 cm (1 9/16 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.263

Medium or Technique

Greywacke

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

Rubbing stone fashioned from a desert pebble stone.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 102, no. 3. [M/102/3]. 1910: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition