Mortar

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Description
Gothic beaker-shaped body with a squareish handle and flared mouth. There are five tapering vertical ribs on the body which terminate in paw feet.
Urdang believes this mortar to be of Germanic origin from the 15th century. Testing with an X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometer was unable to conclusively determine the type of metal used in the manufacture of this mortar.
Location
Currently not on view
unspecified
Germany
Physical Description
bronze (overall material)
gothic (overall style)
Measurements
overall: 17.3 cm x 17 cm x 14.8 cm; 6 13/16 in x 6 11/16 in x 5 13/16 in
overall: 6 7/8 in x 6 3/4 in x 5 7/8 in; 17.4625 cm x 17.145 cm x 14.9225 cm
ID Number
1991.0664.0091
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05644
collector/donor number
SAP 356
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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