Pestle card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum



Currently not on display


Pebble probably used to crush and grind pigment for cosmetics. Marked in black ink with provenance data. Label stuck to the surface inscribed 'Hofmuseum' in black print; the number '257' printed in black on a small white label stuck to the surface. CONDITION NOTE (1998): Pitted, chipped, surface dirt, old labels adhered to surface. Purchased at Stevens's, London, 23 - 24 September 1930 lot 640: "Moulds for amulets, nail burnisher, haematite rubber, game pieces, amulets of Bes, and other Egyptian antiquities (some from Vienna Museum)". Previously in the collections of K.k. Naturhistorisches Hofmuseum, Vienna.