About this object

Rectangular grinding palette with oval depression. Chip to one short and one long side. Pestle of the same material used in conjunction with the palette for grinding pigments for writing, or cosmetics.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    Middle Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    2055 BC - 1650 BC about
  • Materials
    Diorite
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from Mrs E J F Hearne
  • Collector
    Amy Urlin
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1912 before
  • Measurements
    42 mm x 94 mm x 65 mm
  • Note
    Purchased from Mrs Hearne in 1944; Mrs Hearne's husband was curator of Littlehampton Museum which received Egyptian material from Miss Amy Urlin, a relation of the archaeologist Professor Flinders Petrie. Also recorded as 44.19.266 on record card!
  • Related people
    Margaret Joyce Edelweiss Hearne ( Collector, previous owner); Amy Urlin ( Collector, previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Margaret Joyce Edelweiss Hearne

    Owned from: 1932
    How acquired: Inherited from Urlin
    Owned until: 1944
    Disposal method: Sold
  • Amy Urlin

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Excavation or Purchase
    Owned until: 1932
    Disposal method: Bequest
Object view = Humanities
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