Weight card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Weight

1973.2.228

Currently not on display

Information

Dome shaped porphyry weight. Auction label stuck to the surface on the side. Label stuck to the flat base annotated in ink "Abydos". From which one of John Garstang's excavations? Acquired at Sotheby's July 1922 (MacGregor collection) 1 of 9 items in lot 1097: "seven others [draughtsmen], in porphyry, granite and oter hard stone; and two others; the porphyry and speckled black and white granite specimens from Abydos".