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Mortar and Pestle

A work made of mortar: baked steatite; pestle: granite.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of mortar: baked steatite; pestle: granite.

Date:

Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12 (about 1985–1773 BCE)

Artist:

Egyptian

About this artwork

Status

On View, Gallery 50

Department

Arts of Africa

Culture

Ancient Egyptian

Title

Mortar and Pestle

Place

Egypt (Object made in)

Date

1985 BCE–1773 BCE

Medium

Mortar: baked steatite; pestle: granite

Dimensions

a (mortar): 1.8 × 13.6 × 7.2 cm (.74 × 5.375 × 2.87 in) b (pestle): 3 × 2.5 × 2.5 cm (1.21 × 1 × 1 in)

Credit Line

Gift of Henry H. Getty, Norman W. Harris, and Charles L. Hutchinson

Reference Number

1894.668a-b

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