Scarce small bronze mortar and pestle. Measures: 7 cm high 8 cm diameter. Mortars also played an important role in pounding coffee. In 1836 Wellsted writes in his travels of Arabia (ref 1) "One of the slaves kept pounding coffee from the time they first arrived. The pestle on these occasions is made to strike the sides and bottom of the mortar in such time and manner as to cause it to resemble the chiming bells, and the slave usually accompanies it with a song"