Mortar

Description
Beaker-shaped mortar with a flaring mouth and two square handles. The sole ornamentation is the raised numerls 1575 at the waist.
Urdang believed this mortar to be made from bronze. However, testing with a X-Ray Florescence Spectometer July 15, 2009 reveals a lower precentage of copper and tin indicating the mortar is possibly made from brass and not bronze.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
mortar
date made
1575
Physical Description
bronze (overall material)
forged (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 12.5 cm x 13.5 cm x 12.1 cm; 4 15/16 in x 5 5/16 in x 4 3/4 in
unspecified
Germany
ID Number
1991.0664.0099
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05652
collector/donor number
SAP 364
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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