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Pestle

Pestle of grinding stone, with upper and lower faces worn from use. Roughly cylindrical.

Provenance

From Merimda Beni Salama. 1938-32, Vienna Academy Excavations; 1933; given to the MFA by Albert Rothbart through the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. (Accession Date: May 1, 1933)

Credit Line

Gift of Albert Rothbart

Egyptian, Predynastic, pre-Badarian, Merimda Culture, 5th millennium B.C.

Object Place for Label

Findspot

Merimda Beni Salama, Egypt

Accession Number

33.429

Medium or Technique

Stone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical