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Calcite pounder: E.GA.3049.1943

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Current Location: Gallery 19


Calcite pounder




Jar, with convex sides, inscribed in hieratic with the name of royal secretary Huy. used for grinding pigments.

Measurements and weight

Height: 6.3 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1943) by Gayer-Anderson, R. G. (Major)


New Kingdom
Eighteenth Dynasty
Circa -1550 BCE - Circa -1295 BCE

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Techniques used in production

Drilled : Polished

Identification numbers

Accession number: E.GA.3049.1943
Primary reference Number: 57479
Oldadmincategory: SA
GayerAnderson: IX.91
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

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