Faience pestle



Accession Number
AB17
Current Location
In storage
Object Type
Implements and utensils, Cosmetic and medical equipment and implements, Pestle | Implements and utensils, Game, Game component, Game piece
Period
New Kingdom
Dynasties
Nineteenth Dynasty to Twentieth Dynasty
Material
Faience
Provenance
Egypt, Abydos
Measurements
Height: 40mm | Width: 37mm
Number of Elements
1

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Description

Possible faience pestle, although the choice of material seems very impractical unless it was intended as a model pestle. Described by Margaret Murray as a draughtsman, which she dated to the Ramesside Period. Probably from Abydos. The object was gifted to the University of Wales, Aberystwyth by John Bancroft Willans, a subscriber of the Egypt Exploration Fund/Society, who received the object in 1903. Subsequently gifted to the Egypt Centre in 1997.

Last modified: 23 Dec 2020

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