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Pestle from a foundation deposit

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Light limestone; soft surface; section of hemisphere with boss on each side; much battered.

Provenance

From Gemayemi, temple foundation deposit. 1897: Excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund; given to the MFA by the Egypt Exploration Fund June 24, 1887.

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 26, 664–525 B.C.

Findspot

Gemayemi, Egypt

Dimensions

Width x length: 2.3 x 4.5 cm (7/8 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

87.680

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Foundation deposits