Mortar

Description
Short, squat, cast bronze mortar with a flared mouth. Four buttress columns alternate between the head of a woman. Urdang suggests the mortar is 16th century spanish and that the face is that of Medusa.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
mortar
Physical Description
bronze (overall material)
gothic (overall style)
Measurements
overall: 7.7 cm x 11.1 cm; 3 1/16 in x 4 3/8 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0104
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05657
collector/donor number
SAP 369
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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