Model of a Quern card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Model of a Quern

16.11.06.256m

Currently not on display

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Model of a saddle quern with grinding stone, used to mill grain and produce flour. One of six similar shaped models of quern stones 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).