Double-Sided Mortar and Pestle

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This stone mortar and pestle has the imagination and originality of Deccani art. It combines the opposing symbolism of life and death in its design - a miniaturized Muslim tomb is the mortar and a life-giving lingam shape is the pestle. Such ritual and practical objects are associated with shrines and households where medicines and foodstuff were prepared.

Double-Sided Mortar and Pestle, Stone

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