Stone mortar handle

This handle was from a large stone mortar, used to pound up or grind food. The handle projects from a wonderful beast’s mouth - perhaps a lion or bear. Such a grand piece of kitchen equipment must have belonged to a large and important house in Exeter.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
Exeter archaeology
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collector Excavator
Exeter Archaeology
Beer stone
Common Name
stone mortar handle
Simple Name
Period Classification
Medieval (1200-1500)
Production Date
Production Year Low

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mortar handle; carved stone in form of beast