Miniature mortar and pestle, silver, c 1901.

Image number: 10287323

Miniature mortar and pestle, silver, c 1901.

These implements were used to grind ingredients into a fine powder suitable for consuming as a medicine. The pestle and mortar is frequently used as a symbol to denote a pharmacy or pharmacist.

Image number:
10287323
Credit:
Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library
Date taken:
20 October 2003 12:39
Image rights:
Science Museum