Mortar

Description
This bronze mortar has a flared rim, beaker-shaped body with six vertical gothic style ribs and a twisted applied handle. A hand written note placed inside mortar reads, "Probably Spanish/ 16th c./ or french". Urdang catalogued this mortar as Germanic, early 15th century.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
mortar
Physical Description
bronze (overall material)
gothic (overall style)
Measurements
overall: 10.2 cm x 13 cm x 12.3 cm; 4 in x 5 1/8 in x 4 13/16 in
unspecified
Germany
ID Number
1991.0664.0088
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05641
collector/donor number
SAP 353
subject
Art
Pharmacy
European Apothecary
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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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