University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 48-29-131E
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Egypt
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Outside Diameter:5
Credit Line:Gift of Presbyterian Board of Missions, 1948

Description

Model flour mill. Wood (incomplete except for parts underscored). Circular section (A), around which an ox (D is driven, contains the grinding wheel over which is placed the "table" B into which the grain is poured. A small cog wheel under the grinding wheel fits into the horizontal wheel (C) that is turned by the ox. The axis of the large wheel should fit into the overhead crosspiece and an underneath base. Bowl (E) placed under square opening recieves flour. (This type of mill is not described by Blackman, but cf. 48-29-125.)


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