Pestle card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum



Currently not on display


Pebble probably used to crush and grind pigment for cosmetics. Auction label stuck to the surface and one of Rev. William MacGregor's collection numbers '1760' printed in red on a small white label stuck to the surface. Excavated by Professor Petrie at Naqada. Purchased at Sotheby's, London, 26 June - 6 July 1922 (MacGregor Collection) Lot 1104.