Mortar And Pestle

A large Bedouin mortar and pestle.

North Africa.
19th century.
Inlaid with bone, shell and brass wire laid out in script.
Incredibly heavy with rich dark patina and original pestle.
Some loss to the inlays.
For a similar example see the British Museum archives.
Mortar 30cm x 25cm.
Pestle 63cm x 6cm.