Rotary Quern card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Rotary Quern


Currently not on display


Upper mobile stone (handstone) of a rotary quern used for hand-grinding a wide variety of materials, including grain. The central hole (the hopper) has a diameter of 42 mm. There are three smaller handle slots cut near the outer edge that enabled the handstone to be rotated. Thought by the donor to be from Egypt but this provenance has not been investigated.