Maroon marble bowl shaped mortar and tapering pestle, c 1800.
3 1 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm

Maroon marble bowl shaped mortar and tapering pestle, c 1800.

Hills, Jennie

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

Description

These common devices were used to crush lumpy or crystalline substances, or to bruise roots and rhizomes.
 

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