Mortar and Pestle

This African-style mortar and pestle was used at Arlington House to pound, grind and mix ingredients such as spices and herbs. Food preparation generally was done by house slaves. George Clark was the chief cook at Arlington for many years.
Wood. Mortar L 16 W 10.5 cm, Pestle L 17.5 W 4 cm
Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial, ARHO 6724