Pestle



Hilton Price Number
HP2858
Current Location
National Museum of Scotland
Museum Accession Number
A.1911.255
Object Type
Implements and utensils, Domestic equipment and utensils, Pestle
Material
Stone/minerals (Limestone)
Provenance
Egypt, Alexandria
Measurements
Height: 3 inches
Number of Elements
1
Culture
Egyptian

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Description

Pestle, in the form of a human thumb, probably used for crushing paints. H. 3 in. White crystalline limestone. Alexandria.

Bibliography

Price, Frederick George Hilton (1897) A catalogue of the Egyptian antiquities in the possession of F. G. Hilton Price. London: Quaritch. Anonymous (1911). Catalogue of the important and extensive collection of Egyptian antiquities, the property of the late F. G. Hilton-Price, Esq. [...] : which will be sold by auction by Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge [...] on Wednesday, 12th July, 1911, and two following days, and on Monday, the 17th of July, and four following days. London: Davy.

Link To Museum Catalogue
https://www.nms.ac.uk/explore-our-collections/collection-search-results/muller/300704
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Last modified: 14 Sep 2021

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