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Mortar and pestle

Mortar and pestle
Mortar and pestle
Mortar and pestle
Title
Mortar and pestle
Date 
1750-1850
Medium 
Wood
Dimensions 
a (mortar): 5 1/2 x 11 in. (14 x 27.9 cm) b (pestle): 11 1/4 x 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 in. (28.6 x 7 x 7 cm)
Description 
N-YHS Museum Collection L-shaped wood or treenware with rounded, off centered thumbpiece or handle terminus and roughly carved wood mortar.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Charles A. Brown
Object Number 
1936.538ab
Gallery Label 
According to the donor, this pestle and mortar were used by a doctor, and it was made in the vicinity of Mannsville, N.Y.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group