Miniature mortar and pestle, silver, c 1901.

Miniature mortar and pestle, silver, c 1901.
2 9 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Description

These implements were used to grind ingredients into a fine powder suitable for consuming as a medicine. The pestle and mortar is frequently used as a symbol to denote a pharmacy or pharmacist.

Image Details

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10287323

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