Mortar and pestle

Mortar and pestle
Bronze mortar and pestle. The mortar has circulary, decorative, designs on the side of the bowl and a heavy footed base. The pestle has a ball-shaped top and decorative flares in the middle, flaring into a wide surface for grinding. English, 18th century. This tool would have been helpful for mixing medicinal compounds on the plantation. The accompanying video provides a demonstration of its use and a description of the item. Date approximated.
Original Format
Local Identifier
Historic Hope Plantation
Location of Original
Historic Hope Plantation
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