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Near Eastern Basalt Stone Mortar

Chalcolithic Period circa 3rd Millennium BC. Early and rare example, with short cylindrical walls, and thick squat flat base – this mortar was most likely used for smaller batches of spices and medicinals. Size 4 3/4" W x 3 1/4" H

ex-New York, New York, collection, ex-Richard F. collection 1990s New York

Condition: Wear and losses to rim commensurate with age and use.