Brass pestle, Europe, 1501-1850
A pestle was used with a mortar to grind and crush ingredients for drug preparations. This pestle is 246 mm long and 35 mm in diameter and is pictured here with a brass mortar (A604834).
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An elongated piece of hard material usually made of stone. A pestle is used for grinding pigments, herbs, spices or other materials in a mortar.