Grinding Stone

Date: 20th–22nd Dynasty (1186–715 B.C.)
Maker: Egyptian
Materials: Crystalline sandstone
Provenance: Purchased from the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Credit: Albany Institute of History & Art Purchase
Accession Number: 1958.7.8
Grinding stones like this were used to grind minerals such as malachite and galena to produce paint pigments and cosmetics.