Carved ivory mortar and double-ended pestle

Made:
1600-1900
maker:
Unknown
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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.

Carved ivory mortar and double-ended pestle, depicting dragons, birds, animals and foliage in bands of geometric pattern, highlighted with gold-leaf, possibly Chinese, 1600-1900

Details

Category:
Pharmacy-ware
Object Number:
A604134
Measurements:
pestle: 165 mm 27 mm, .1 kg
mortar: 100 mm 103 mm, .5 kg
mortar base: 103 mm,
type:
mortars and pestles and pharmacy (preparation) ivory, mortars and pestles and pharmacy (preparation)
credit:
Loan, Wellcome Trust