From:UC Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities
About this objectThis stone is a good example of a found object, meaning that it was found and used by an ancient owner rather than made on purpose.
The heavy stone is rounded with one flat side. There is some rusty red colour on the surface and grey in the breaks.
The stone would have been used as a tool for smoothing surfaces by rubbing them with the flat side. Sometimes extra grit could be used, like sand, to speed up the smoothing process. Sets of stones similar to this could also be used to grind corn and grains.
Date Made21st Century BC
Place NotesExcavated from Ayia Paraskevi, tomb 11
Medium and MaterialsStone
MeasurementsHeight ca. 101mm; Length ca. 205mm; Width ca. 117mm (maximum)
Subject and Association KeywordsMourning customs
Subject and Association KeywordsFood history
Subject and Association KeywordsTechnology history
Named CollectionThe James Logie Memorial Collection, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Credit LineDonated by the Melbourne University Cyprus Expedition, 1958.
Object TypeUnidentified object
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