This mortar & pestle is solid brass. The mortar measures 3 1/4" tall and 4 1/8" in diameter. The body of the mortar is pebbled with a rough texture. There are 4 ear handles. The bottom is somewhat rounded. The pestle measures 8 3/4" long. I do not know if these started life together, but I am selling them together. It is heavy brass with the set weighing 3 1/2 lbs. This set is quite attractive and could certainly be used in a kitchen for crushing herbs.