A basin used to store and review memories, used by Albus Dumbledore and Severus Snape
Pensieve fact file
- Magical properties
Memories can be siphoned into the basin to be recalled at a later date
To clear the mind of certain memories; to examine memories at a later date; to show memories to a second party
A shallow basin lay there, with odd carvings around the edge; runes and symbols that Harry did not recognise.
Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire
by J.K. Rowling
One simply siphons the excess thoughts from one's mind, pours them into the basin, and examines them at one's leisure.