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Gilded Bronze Mortar with Pestle

Italy 17th Century

$1,053.00

Gilded bronze mortar with a smooth cylindrical shape

Period 17th centuryHeight 4.21 inDiametro 4.72 inDepth 4.72 inCOD EMI 366 Categories , , Tags , , ,


Description

Gilded bronze mortar with a smooth cylindrical shape and wide mouth, complete with its original pestle. Italy, 17th century Studying a bit about the mortar's origin, I learned that this tool is mentioned in two books of the Bible, Numbers and Proverbs, and was commonly used to crush, pulverize, break up, and grind grains, powders and shells. "The people went around gathering it, and then ground it in a hand mill or crushed it in a mortar. They cooked it in a pot or made it into loaves. And it tasted like something made with olive oil."       (Nm 11:8) "Though you grind a fool in a mortar, grinding them like grain with a pestle, you will not remove their folly from them." Proverbs 27:22

Technical Details

Materials BronzeColor GoldPeriod 17th centuryOrigin Italy. It comes from a private collection.Conditions Very good
Height 4.21 inDiametro 4.72 inDepth 4.72 in

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