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Large white limestone mallet, belongs with 25-12-331, whether practical tool or imitation not yet known; mallet seems of too fragile material to be used on stone work and of not right shape for use in pounding mud floors, original may have looked like [DIAGRAM] and have been worked in following way: two cords running through holes, fastened weight to long horizontal bar by which two men raised weight and dropped it; the dotted line represents small fragment. Illustration: Yes. Illustration scale: 1:4


  • ID
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Classification
    Tools & equipment-Woodworking and stoneworking
  • Findspot
    Pit G 4140 A
  • Material
  • Dimensions
    Height: 25+ cm Diameter: 24 cm
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Date of Register Entry
  • Remarks
    Other end of this pounding stone (25-12-331) found on December 23, 1925 in theives' dump from pit of G 4140 A, thrown over back of that mastaba.

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 4140

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Unpublished Documents 1

Full Bibliography

  • Reisner, George A. A History of the Giza Necropolis 1. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1942, p. 461, fig. 279, p. 464.