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Pestle and mortar

Contemporary Era, Africa

A pestle and mortar are basic utensils in traditional North African cuisine. They are generally made of metal or more rarely out of stone and are used to crush spices or garlic.


  • Type: Utensil
  • Place of origin: Tunisia
  • Materials and techniques: Bronze
  • Date: 2001
  • Dimensions: Mortar : 12 x 10.8 cm / Pestle : 19.5 x 3 cm
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