Middle Kingdom

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 108

This grinding stone was part of a foundation deposit comprising 25 vessels of pottery and Egyptian alabaster, 1 stone burnisher of Egyptian alabaster, and 9 additional rough sandstone grinders. The deposit was discovered in a pit along the axis of the pyramid temple of Amenemhat I at Lisht North, where it had been buried during rituals performed by the king to mark the beginning of the temple's construction.

See also 08.200.15a, 08.200.15b, 08.200.15c,, 08.200dd, and 08.200.15jj.

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