Mortar and Pestle

Description
Carved octagonal wooden mortar and turned wooden pestle. The pestle has a knob finial and the lower portion of the pestle is scored. The mortar and pestle are probably not original to each other. Urdang felt the form of this mortar to be typical of those found throughout the Rhine River Valley.
Location
Currently not on view
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
carved (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 14.3 cm x 11.6 cm; 5 5/8 in x 4 9/16 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0086
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05639
1991.0664.0086.01
1991.0664.0086.02
collector/donor number
SAP 351
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
subject
Pharmacy
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Art
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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