This bronze mortar and pestle has an aged look. The mortar resembles a goblet in that it has a small base, a stem, and an open cup-like top. The mortar has two thick, identical bands. Each band is made up of three joined bands (the top and bottom have a series of short diagonal lines and the middle has a series of semicircles. The top band is faded more than the bottom band. Not only has the bronze faded to a yellow-green color, but there also are red/purple spots and discoloration. In the mortar, there are vertical scratch marks on the sides. There is also a large green/grey smudge in the bottom. The pestle is long and thin. It also has a faded green/yellow color. There are three knobs (two on the ends and one in the middle). Both of the ends have dark scratches. There are seven thin bands that encircle the pestle. Dark scratches/discolorations and small dents are present.
Donated by Constantine Basil in 1993.
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Mortar & Pestle, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/10791. Accessed 11/29/20.