This is a cute, porcelain, black, round mortar and pestle. The bowl is 3.5 inches in diameter. The pestle is heavy and the tip is not glazed, so it grabs the bowl well during grinding. You will enjoy this mortar and pestle. It does not hold odors as it is porcelain and it is dishwasher safe. It is small but mighty! It fits will on any altar or in any kitchen.