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Bronze pestle and mortar, European, 18th century.

Fernandes, Iris

 
Bronze pestle and mortar, European, 18th century.
4 0 c m
 
31cm
actual image size: 23cm x 32cm

Description

Large, light coloured bronze pestle and mortar. The mortar is decorated and has a wide flared rim, straight sides and two rounded handles. The pestle has a decorated shaft. These common devices were used to crush lumpy or crystalline substances, or to bruise roots and rhizomes.

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10424790

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