Model of a Pestle card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Model of a Pestle

16.11.06.256y

Currently not on display

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Clay model, possibly of a batton or large pestle used for crushing grain. Or model of a bread loaf? One of two similar shaped models from the same burial. One of 28 clay models of tools and vessels found in grave 154E '06. Similar model tools were found by the Liverpool Institute of Archaeology excavations at Abydos in 1907 in tombs 312, 329, and 360 (see Steven Snape, Mortuary Assemblages from Abydos, 1986, pp. 206, 210 and 221).