Mortar and pestle

Object Number: 
1936.538ab
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.
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.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Charles A. Brown
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group