Ancient Roman basalt mortar and pestle, 16 x 12 cm / 3 kg

Ancient Roman basalt mortar and pestle, 16 x 12 cm / 3 kg
100-300 AD

The mortar and pestle are ancient utensils has been used throughout the world both in the medical field to crush various ingredients in medicines and in the culinary. The materials of the mortar vary and some are made of stone like this example of basalt.

Provenance: Aweidah Gallery, Israel, 2014
Previous owner: Documentation at Aweidah Gallery

Export authorization from the Israel Antiquities Authority No. 526597 with date 21/08/2014

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Lot details
Ancient Roman
mortar and pestle, 16 x 12 cm / 3 kg
Century/ Timeframe
100-300 AD
Erosion at the edges
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