Stone mortar and pestle

Made:
1750-1850 in India
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Stone mortar & pestle, India, 1750-1850. Front three quarter view. Grey background.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Stone mortar & pestle, India, 1750-1850. Front (end on) view. Graduated grey background.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Group of various pestles & mortars showing the variety of materials, ages and origins. Comprising: Stone mortar and
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Group of various pestles & mortars showing the variety of materials, ages and origins. Comprising (from centre
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Group of various pestles & mortars showing the variety of materials, ages and origins. Comprising: Stone mortar and
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Stone mortar and pestle, mottled stone, mortar ovoid with flat base, pestle a tapering cylinder, India, 1750-1850

A stone mortar and pestle made in India. The mortar and pestle is a traditional tool important in many medical traditions, used to grind and blend plants and minerals into a wide range of remedies.

Details

Category:
Pharmacy-ware
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A657140
type:
pestle
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • pounder
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • grinder - tool
credit:
Loan, Wellcome Trust