Carved ivory mortar with upper panel depicting fir
Carved ivory mortar with upper panel depicting fire-breathing dragons and lower panel depicting birds, animals and foliage, with pestle with geometric pattern and which divides into two, possible Chinese 1600-1900
overall (pestle in mortar): 190 mm x 109 mm x 88 mm, .706 kg
mortar: 121 mm 88 mm,
pestle: 31 mm 152 mm,
- mortars and pestles, pharmacy (preparation) ivory, mortars and pestles, pharmacy (preparation)
- Loan: Wellcome Trust
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