Beaker shaped mortar and double ended pestle, c 1700.

Hills, Jennie

Beaker shaped mortar and double ended pestle, c 1700.
3 1 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm

Description

Pestle and mortar made of polished black marble. These common devices were used to crush lumpy or crystalline substances, or to bruise roots and rhizomes.

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