Mortar

Description
Short, squat-shaped, bronze mortar with a flared mouth. Four buttress columns alternating between four shields. The shields are coats of arms which are divided into three sections, a crown sits atop each shield and two castles above a running animal. The exterior surface between the neck and the foot has a sandpaper-like quality.
Urdang attributes this mortar to 16th century Spain.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
mortar
mortar
Physical Description
bronze (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 8 cm x 11.7 cm; 3 1/8 in x 4 5/8 in
overall: 3 1/4 in x 4 3/4 in; 8.255 cm x 12.065 cm
unspecified
Spain
ID Number
1991.0664.0105
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05658
collector/donor number
SAP 370
catalog number
1991.0664.0105
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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