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Pestle

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A sandstone pestle. One end is blunt and the other end is more pointed. The pestle narrows in the middle.

Provenance

From Nuri, Pyramid XII F.D. "SW" corner. 1917: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of King Aman-nete-yerike, 418–398 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Other: 13.4 x 3.7 x 3 cm (5 1/4 x 1 7/16 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

17-4-825

Medium or Technique

gray sandstone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Foundation deposits