Replica, set of 7 Egyptian gold dust measures in bronze

1936 in London

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Coloured plaster casts - set of 7 Egyptian gold dust measures in bronze, c.BC1500-1400, for capacities from 1/2 to 1/128 "deben" by binary divisions. (Largest measure holds piled gold dust of 742.5 grains = 1/2 Deben. Mean scale of set of set is for Deben of 1488 grains = 10 Qedet). From originals in Petrie collection, University College, London, found in excavations in the South Town at Nubt


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replica ancient capacity measure
Victoria & Albert Museum, Casts Department

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