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Accession # SRM1988-61.1

Mortar and pestle

19th century


Literary evidence of a mortar and pestle are seen in sources as early as the Old Testament of the Bible and in Egyptian papyri. The mortar (the cup shaped object) and the pestle (the cylindrical form) were essential in the preparing of medicine. The pestle was used to grind medicine or herbs inside the mortar into a form more suitable for consumption.




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