Object ID
1994.41.5B
Object Name
Pestle
Date Created
1880s
Material
Wood
Object Entities
Metevilis, Marina (is related to)
Palamidou, Eleni (is related to)
Object Description
A wooden hand instrument, used to crush up food items. Made completely of a light colored wood. At the end of the handle area, there is a darker-colored wooden cap, that it attached with 7 nails.
Origin
Listed in donor and accession file as "Goudi & Goudoheri", more commonly known as a pestle and mortar. The pestle is a heavy club-shaped object, the end of which is used for crushing and grinding. The substance to be ground is placed in the mortar and ground, crushed or mixed with the pestle. These items belonged to Marina's great grandmother, Eleni Mihail Palamidou, who gave it to Marina's mother, who in turn, took it with her wherever she went.
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Citation
Pestle, 1880s, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/10050. Accessed 01/20/21.