Mortar and Pestle

Blown and molded glass mortar and pestle. The mortar's mushroom-shaped handles were blown and applied at the waist. The base of the mortar has three graduated disks of glass, the widest disk is at the bottom. The mouth of the mortar is flared and has four horizontal ribs. The pestle is also hand blown.
Currently not on view
Object Name
mortar and pestle
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
blown and molded (overall production method/technique)
overall: 12.8 cm x 12 cm x 10.8 cm; 5 1/16 in x 4 3/4 in x 4 1/4 in
overall: 5 1/8 in x 4 7/8 in x 4 1/4 in; 13.0175 cm x 12.3825 cm x 10.795 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
collector/donor number
SAP 348
European Apothecary
Health & Medicine
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
Related Publication
Urdang, George and Ferdinand William Nitardy. The Squibb Ancient Pharmacy: A Catalogue of the Collection

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