Mortar



Accession Number
EC140
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Stone case
Object Type
Implements and utensils, Cosmetic and medical equipment and implements, Mortar
Period
Graeco-Roman Period
Material
Stone/minerals (Slate)
Measurements
Diameter (without projections): 106mm
Number of Elements
1

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Description

A chipped circular mortar in black stone with four projections (some broken). Such items are often found in foundation deposits. They seem to date from the Twenty-sixth Dynasty to the Graeco-Roman Period.

Bibliography

Mason, A. Stone Vessels from Naukratis. In Villing, A., Bergeron, M., Bourogiannis, G., Johnston, A., Leclère, F., Masson, A., Thomas, R. 2013-2015, 'Naukratis: Greeks in Egypt'. London: British Museum. http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/online_research_catalogues/ng/naukratis_greeks_in_egypt/material_culture_of_naukratis/stone_vessels.aspx

Last modified: 07 Feb 2021

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