Mortar and Pestle - (Utensil, Glass, Wood) A Mortar is vessel that is made in a bowl form, which is made for use with a Pestle. The Pestle is made in a rod shaped form and usually has a ball shape end. It is used to mash herbs, grains, etc. Mortar and Pestle were made from very early times when they were usually of stone or wood. Bronze was the normal metal used from the Middle Ages. Examples from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries are quite common; they were not made much after the middle of the eighteenth century.
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