Bronze pestle, Europe, 1501-1850

Made:
1501-1850 in Europe
maker:
Unknown

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A604235, Bronze mortar, flared rim tapers down to rounded foot, flat base, 2 rounded handles, inscribed around rim,
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Bronze pestle, European, 1501-1850

A pestle was used with a mortar to grind and crush ingredients for drug preparations. This pestle is 190 mm long and 36 mm in diameter and is pictured here with a brass mortar (A604235).

Details

Category:
Pharmacy-ware
Object Number:
A659489
type:
pestle
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • pounder
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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