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Grinding stone, rounded conical shape with rounded base; smooth surface.


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


Tell Dafana, Egypt

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Dark gray stone


The Ancient World


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