Pestle and Pestle Hand


MCB - Museu da Casa Brasileira

MCB - Museu da Casa Brasileira
São Paulo, Brazil

Pestle dug in adze, in a solid tree trunk. Together with the so-called “pestle hand”, it was an indispensable piece in ancient Brazilian kitchens for grinding grains, peeling cereals or preparing food. The piece is part of the MCB Collection.


  • Title: Pestle and Pestle Hand
  • Creator: Anonymous
  • Date Created: 1701/1800
  • Location: São Paulo, Brazil
  • Location Created: Ilhabela, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Physical Dimensions: 75 x 45 cm
  • Provenance: Purchase, in 1970
  • External Link: Brazilian House Museum, MCB Collection

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