Mortar

Description
Gothic-style bronze mortar with flared mouth and four vertical ribs in a "tears" pattern extending out from just below the neck to the bottom of the mortar. Urdang attributes this mortar to 15th century France.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
mortar
mortar
Physical Description
bronze (overall material)
gothic (overall style)
Measurements
overall: 8.4 cm x 10.6 cm; 3 5/16 in x 4 3/16 in
overall: 3 1/4 in x 4 3/8 in; 8.255 cm x 11.1125 cm
ID Number
1991.0664.0096
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05649
collector/donor number
SAP 361
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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