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An Egyptian porphyry mortar and pestle, Italy, 17th century | Mortier et pilon en porphyre égyptien, XVIIeme siècle

An Egyptian porphyry mortar and pestle, Italy, 17th century | Mortier et pilon en porphyre égyptien, XVIIeme siècle

An Egyptian porphyry mortar and pestle, Italy, 17th century | Mortier et pilon en porphyre égyptien, XVIIeme siècle

An Egyptian porphyry mortar and pestle, Italy, 17th century


Mortar: Height 6⅔in; diam 8¾in; Pestle: Height 5¾in

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Mortier et pilon en porphyre égyptien, XVIIeme siècle


Mortier: Haut. 17 cm, diam. 22,5 cm, Pilon: Haut. 15 cm

In overall good condition despite the inevitable scratches and dents due to age and use.

The pestle: many chips and wear as expected; the end of the pestle possibly incomplete

The mortar: some dents on surface as visible on the illustration; a few chips to the upper neck and to the molding of the base; broken in two parts and entirely restored, cracks mostly visible on the inside.


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Purchased from Gallerie Liova, Paris, June 2009;

Collection of Toni Perpitch.

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Acheté à la Gallerie Liova, Paris, juin 2009 ;

Collection de Toni Perpitch