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Grinding palette and pestle

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Rectangular. Incised cartouche surrounding oval sinkage. Worn from use.


From Semna. February, 1928: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1929: assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan. (Accession Date: February 1, 1928)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18–20, 1550–1070 B.C.

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Height x width x length: 2.4 x 9.2 x 16 cm (15/16 x 3 5/8 x 6 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical