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Grinding stone

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One of a pair of grinding stones (upper and lower) with worn faces. Dark brown color.

Provenance

Merimda Beni Salama. 1928-32, Vienna Academy Excavations, 1928-32; 1933, given to MFA by Albert Rothbart through the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Credit Line

Gift of Albert Rothbart

Egyptian, Predynastic, Merimda, 4500–3800 B.C.

Findspot

Merimda Beni Salama, Egypt

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: a) nether stone length: approximately 0.160; b) upper stone length: approximately 0.160

Accession Number

33.427b

Medium or Technique

Stone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment