This little mortar is a hand turned primitive item with a wonderful patina. The rim and bowl are lighter in color due to exposure to water or other substances ground in it, but the whole piece is smooth and very satisfying to hold. There are hand tool marks in the interior of the bowl. The cup stands 3 1/2 inches tall and is 3 inches in diameter. This old treen item would make a wonderful addition to a collection of primitive wood items or to a pharmacy collection.