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EX1501

An Egyptian Stone Pounder from Giza, Old Kingdom, 2543-2120 BC

hard granite pounder of domed form, the base flat, finger wear can be found on the smooth external surface.    A label is adhered to side that reads " Giseh, provenant fouilles des tombes derriere la Grande Pyramide, 9 Fev. 1913," (Giza, from excavations of the tombs behind the Great Pyramid, 9 Feb 1913) .

Stone tools were in use from the earliest times to the New Kingdom (1550-1069 BC) or even later. Pounders were mainly used in the Old and Middle Kingdom: using a pounder was the main method for working granite. Some were put into a helve. Heavy granite rammers were used as a kind of hammer to drive poles into the ground. The final treatment for the surface of a stone object was the grinding with a grindstone, for which many types of stone could be used.

Exhibited:  Michael C Carlos museum, Emery University from 2005 - 2015, accession number:   L2005.004.005.

Condition:  Intact and in very good condition overall with signs of ancient usage.  A label adhered to side that reads "Giseh, provenant fouilles des tombes derriere la Grande Pyramide, 9 Fev. 1913," (Giza, from excavations of the tombs behind the Great Pyramid, 9 Feb 1913).

Dimensions:  Maximum: 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 in. (5.7 x 5.7 cm)

Provenance:  Acquired from the excavation of the tombs behind the Great Pyramid, 9th Feb, 1913, Giza, thereafter Sotheby's NY, 2005, exhibited Michael C Carlos Museum 2005 - 2015.

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