Stone bowls called ‘mortars’ were used with a ‘pestle’ hand-held tool for grinding materials such as spices for use in cooking, or in temples. This one was made in the Cypriot Bronze Age or Iron Age, and similar objects can be found in domestic kitchens today. The man who donated this object to the museum was Commissioner of Larnaca between 1879 and 1908 and collected many archaeological objects during his time on the island of Cyprus. Unfortunately he did not record where any of the objects were discovered.
Accession Loan No.
Simple Name
Full Name
mortar bowl with three feet
Collector / Excavator
Cobham, Claude Delaval
Collection Country
Common Name
stone; chlorite
Collection Class
Foreign archaeology
Collection Contintent
Collection Area Region
Southern Europe
Production Year Low
Production Year High
Family Group

Created At
2016-10-13 15:45:42
Updated At
2020-01-28 11:42:51

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