Mortar

Description
Cast bronze mortar with two applied handles at the waist of the vessel. Flowers and leaves scattered around the waist sit above six vertical bands just above the foot of the mortar. The decoration is worn down. Urdang attributes this mortar to 15th century France.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
mortar
Physical Description
bronze (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 12 cm x 15 cm; 4 3/4 in x 5 7/8 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0094
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05647
collector/donor number
SAP359
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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