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Turned maple mortar has stepped foot, short concave stem and barrel-shaped bowl with two sets of ring turnings; large rounded lip. Pestle has knop handle; slightly swelled stem with three incised lines at center; conical body with rounded base; string tied around knop handle.
mortars (grinding tools)
MORTAR AND PESTLE
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.),
6.75 (H), 5.25 (diameter) (inches)
Gift of Ralph May