Snuff Mortar

A small wooden mortar and pestle, for grinding snuff. The pestle is rounded at one end, and has a flat spoon at the other. It resembles larger mortars and pestles for pounding rice.

Further Information

  • Type: Domestic equipment
  • Object: Snuff Mortar
  • Materials: Wood
  • Culture Group: Sherbro
  • Dimensions: 215mm [H] x 80mm [D]
  • Production Date: Pre 1901
  • Associated Places: Unknown
  • Associated People: Thomas Joshua Alldridge (Collector)
  • Museum: British Museum
  • Accession Number: BM:Af.1901.419.6.b

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