Pestle

Description
This is a hand-held stone ‘pestle’ which was used with a stone bowl called a ‘mortar’ 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.
31/1918/112
Collection Class
Foreign archaeology
Common Name
pestle
Simple Name
pestle
Full Name
pestle
Production Year Low
-2500
Production Year High
-310
Family Group

Material
stone
Collector / Excavator
Cobham, Claude Delaval
Collection Country
Cyprus
Collection Area Region
Southern Europe
Collection Continent
Europe

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