Carved ivory mortar and double-ended pestle

Made:
1600-1900
Carved ivory mortar and double-ended pestle (mortars and pestles) Carved ivory mortar and double-ended pestle (mortars and pestles) Carved ivory mortar and double-ended pestle (mortars and pestles) Carved ivory mortar and double-ended pestle, depicting dragons Carved ivory mortar and double-ended pestle, depicting dragons Carved ivory mortar and double-ended pestle, depicting dragons

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Carved ivory mortar and double-ended pestle, depicting dragons
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Carved ivory mortar and double-ended pestle, depicting dragons
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Carved ivory mortar and double-ended pestle, depicting dragons
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
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A604134
Materials:
ivory
Measurements:
overall: .6 kg
pestle: 165 mm 27 mm, .1 kg
mortar: 100 mm 103 mm, .5 kg
mortar base: 103 mm,
type:
mortars and pestles
credit:
Loan, Wellcome Trust