User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Pestle

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

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

Object Place for Label

Findspot

Tell Dafana, Egypt

Accession Number

87.718

Medium or Technique

Dark gray stone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment