Model of a Pestle and Mortar card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Model of a Pestle and Mortar

Currently not on display


Clay model, possibly of a large pestlewithin a deep mortar, used for crushing grain. 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).