This show stopping piece is both functional and aesthetically beautiful!
Made of orthoceras fossil, this mortar and pestle will be a stunning addition to any altar or kitchen alike! Perfect for grinding down any amazing combo of special ingredients and just beautiful to look at regardless!
Fossils are a wonderful tool to assist you in moving from the old to the new and to be receptive to the fresh, innovative forces that are available to you. Fossils can assist you in your quest for transition, transformation and personal growth, helping you to understand the process of change. They can help you instil quality and excellence in your environment.
Orthoceras will activate our root chakra by grounding us down to earth with ancient energy. This fossil pushes us on a path of transformation, from who we were, to who were are and who we want to be.
Orthoceras fossils have been found dating back to the Ordovician period ( 400+ million years ago) and are the earliest recognisable animals. They are ancestors to the modern day squid. Even though they were among the earliest forms of life, this class of nautiloid is still considered to be one o f the most intelligent forms of ocean life. The Orthoceras ranged in size from a few inches in length to over six feet. They could swim as well as crawl on the ocean floor. By filling the chambers in their shells with air they could float through the seas propelling themselves by squirting jets of water. As they died their shells accumulated upon the ocean floor, then covered by sediments they transformed into stone over the ages. Having a long straight shell their fossils have an iridescent gemlike quality when polished. Orthoceras are commonly found in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco.
Total Weight - 1.636kg
Mortar Height - 13cm
Mortar Diameter across the top - 10cm
Mortar Diameter on the inside of the rim - 8cm
Pestle Length - 14.5cm