Mortar and Pestle

Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
mortar and pestle
mortar
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
blown and molded (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
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
1991.0664.0083.01
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05636
1991.0664.0083.01
1991.0664.0083.02
collector/donor number
SAP 348
subject
Art
Pharmacy
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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